Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state seems unhappy about the development
Alamieyeseigha reportedly died on October 10 of a high blood pressure, The Punch reports.
Fayose whom spoke through his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, said the plot to extradite the Alamieyeseigha to the United Kingdom to face fresh trial was the handiwork of the APC government.
“Obviously, the Federal Government was behind the plot to extradite the Alamieyeseigha to the United Kingdom to face fresh trial, a situation that made him to abandon his medical treatment in Dubai.
“Even though I am not against anti-corruption fight, it is painful that in the present day Nigeria, political vendetta is being allowed to override the sovereignty of the country, such that the Presidency was eager to release, a citizen of Nigeria that had been tried, convicted and later pardoned in accordance with the laws of the country.
“Having been tried and convicted eight years ago, served his sentence and forfeited properties to the Bayelsa State Government; methinks Alamieyeseigha should have been allowed to live his life without unnecessary political intimidation and harassment.”
He further said the APC hounded the Ijaw leader to death because of his staunch stance on the upcoming Bayelsa State governorship election.
“I have consistently asked them why they have closed their eyes to the corruption allegations against their own people. Why is their attention only on people from the Southern part of Nigeria? And now that Alamieyeseigha has been hounded and harassed to death, what else can the apostles of political vendetta do?
Fayose described the former governor as an “an eclipse of a political figure, who despite all political odds, still commanded great respect from his people.”
The outspoken governor commiserated with the deceased family, former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, the governor of Bayelsa state and the entire people of the state.
“My prayer is that God in His infinite mercies will console the entire Alamieyeseigha’s family and the people of Bayelsa State, especially members of our great party, the PDP and also grant them the fortitude to bear this sad and painful loss.”
Meanwhile,the ruling All Progressives Congress has sent it condolence to the family and friends of the former Bayelsa state governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
APc said that the news of the demise of the former governor came as a shock to the party as his illness was not made public. The party that the family would find comfort in their moment of sadness, as well as the strength to bear the loss of their loved one.