NUPENG suspends branch chairman for protesting Alams’ pardon

ABUJA — The Petroleum Station Workers Branch of oil workers’ union, NUPENG, has handed down an indefinite  suspension to Comrade Aminu Hussaini over his protest against the pardon granted by President Goodluck Jonathan to ex-Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and Bank of the North ex-MD, Alhaji Shettima Bulama.

Jonathan‘s pardon to these ex-officials drew the ire of several Nigerians including Hussaini, the chairman of petroleum station workers branch of NUPENG, FCT chapter.

Hussaini had written a protest letter to “The Chairman, Committee of Public Petition, National Assembly, Abuja” entitled “Complain of unlawful exoneration of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and former Managing Director of the North Bank, Alhaji Shettima Bulama by President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

In the letter, Hussaini said: “If Mr. President of Nigeria is celebrating corruption, what it means is that no hope for the youth in Nigeria at large.”  He urged the president to revisit the pardon and “get them re-arrested.”

Hussaini suggested that Jonathan should be impeached by the National Assembly if he failed to rescind his pardon for the duo.

His letter was dated March 25, 2013.

Among those copied were President of the United States of America, Queen of England, Femi Falana, Attorney General of the Federation, Governor of Edo State, Governor of Lagos State, NUPENG President; President, Nigeria Bar Association; President, Nigeria Labour Congress and President, Trade Union Congress.

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