Our father was never guilty— Andrew, Alli’s son


Ambrose Alli, Pardon

By Henry Umoru & Ozioruva Aliu

The news of the presidential pardon granted to late foremost Nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro, and former Governor of old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta), Professor Ambrose Alli has been received with mixed feelings by their families, the government of Edo State and Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.

The families though lauded the pardon said the gesture was long overdue considering the fact that the two did not deserve the treatment they got from the Nigerian government when they were convicted at different times.

Andrew Alli, first son of Alli, said his father did not anything requiring presidential pardon other adding value to his state and country.

His words: “We have never believed that he was guilty of anything, other than giving his all to improve the lot of the people of the former Bendel State and, indeed, Nigeria. This is demonstrated by the enduring legacies that he left. We thank his Excellency, President Buhari, as…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper