President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a presidential pardon for the former Governor of old Bendel State, late Prof. Ambrose Alli and foremost nationalist, late Chief Anthony Enahoro.

Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior made this known on Thursday in Abuja.

Also, three other Nigerians which include two ex-military officers were pardoned by the President.

“I am pleased to inform you that five ex-convicts recommended for presidential pardon (by Buhari) have been so pardoned.


“They are late Prof Ambrose Ali, Late Chief Anthony Enahoro, ex Lt. Col. Moses Effiong, Major E.J. Olanrewaju and Ajayi Olusola Babalola.

“Prof Ali was the governor of the old Bendel State in the Second Republic (1978-1983) and a great progressive while Chief Enahoro was a foremost nationalist who moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence.

“I must thank and commend President Buhari for demonstrating great statesmanship by pardoning these people who were part of the great Nigerian history”, he said.