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If the scale and intensity of the public condemnation of this pardon, at home and abroad is anything to go by, the silliness of this decision can only compare in political terms to the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa by the late General Sani Abacha regime

However, a few, blind to the moral odium inherent in the pardon of Alamieyeseigha, may argue that Jonathan acted within the powers vested in him in Section 175 (1) (2) of the Constitution and cite past beneficiaries, including Obafemi Awolowo and Odumegwu Ojukwu, as credible references. These claims ring hollow