Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has described the controversial pardon granted former Bayelsa State governor, Dieprieye Alamieyeseigha by President Goodluck Jonathan as an “endorsement of corruption and corrupt practices in Nigeria.”
Benue state chairman of the CNPP, Mr. Baba Agan who stated this Tuesday in Makurdi said “the decision of the administration was a clear indication that we are in the most corrupt era of our national history and development.
“How can Nigerians trust this government anymore when it is glaringly supporting and encouraging individuals to loot the collective wealth of the people. What they have done is nothing but a rape of our collective interest as Nigerians because the world would continue to despise us as a people.
“Nigeria has suddenly become a reference point when the issue of corruption is mentioned in any part of the world just because our leaders have suddenly taken our collective destiny to a gambling table for reasons best known to them”, he stated.
The CNPP boss further lamented that the inability of the federal government to effectively tackle corruption in the country would encourage the looting of states and local government councils in the face of the present economic crunch.