Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Presidential Pardon Invitation to Dirty Politics - TUC

Lagos — The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) says the recent presidential pardon granted former governor of Balyesa State Diepriye Alamieyeseigha and others is an invitation to politicians in the country to engage in dirty politics.

The pressure group said such development would make the political terrain more violent and dangerous than it already is. A statement signed by union's President and General Secretary Comrade Peter Esele and Mohammed Musa also said the pardon was granted to divert attention from its actual target, Alamieyeseigha.

"This singular decision by the National Council of State has taken the nation several steps backward and made Nigeria a laughing stock just a few years after the comity of nations and international investors had begun to take us seriously", it said.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.