Wednesday, 13 March 2013
“What is wrong in giving a remorseful sinner pardon?” Mr Okupe Asks
The Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs to President Goodluck, Dr Okupe has said Nigerians must learn to respect the decisions taken by those in positions of authority whether it is favourable or not.
The National Council of States, headed by President Jonathan on Tuesday granted state pardon to Mr Alamieyeseigha and other ex-convicts including Oladipo Diya.Mr Okupe said he has no apologies for the decision which was taking by an institution created by the Nigerian constitution.
“What is wrong in giving a remorseful sinner pardon?” Mr Okupe asked.“It is like a parent, it is not every decision a parent takes that is palatable or acceptable to the children,” he said.
I can understand Diya, getting a royal pardon given the circumstances of his incaceration (coup) but that of Alameiyeseigha who once dressed as a woman to escape arrest is beyond me, honest to God. I cant shout!
Posted by Rita Egwu at 05:47