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Amnesty:Joshua Maciver, Received Unconditional Pardon Says Ndiomu. By Chris Mark

The Presidential Amnesty Program,PAP, has confirmed that Mr Joshua Maciver,the running mate to the All Progressive Congress, APC, Candidate in the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State received an unconditional pardon in PAP.

It would recall that the office of the PAP had denied that Joshua MacIver, received an unconditional pardon from the late former president of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

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The confirmation was contained in an apology letter by the Interim Administrator, PAP, Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (retd),addressed to the Secretary to Government of the Federation,SGF, and dated August 24, 2023, tendered an unreserved apology for his earlier July 7th correspondence where he claimed that the name Joshua Maciver could not be found in the register of amnesty beneficiaries.

Parts of the letter reads “I am writing in response to your letter with Reference: SGF.19/S/105/178 dated 7
July 2023, as well as this organization’s reply under Reference OIA/PAP/IAO/VOL V/417 dated 7th July, 2023, concerning Mr.Joshua MacIver’s status as a beneficiary of the Presidential Amnesty Progromme (PAP).

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“I would like to mention that due to the urgency of the confirmation, our Technical and Data Unit provided information hastily, as indicated by the dates of both the received letter and our response.

“Upon thorough investigation, we have identified an oversight in our records regarding Mr.Joshua MacIver’s PAP beneficiary status. It has now been established that Mr. MacIver received an unconditional pardon from the Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

“We deeply regret any confusion or inconvenience caused by this oversight. Rest assured, we have taken corrective measures to rectify our records and prevent future discrepancies.

“We apologize for any misunderstandings and any inconvenience this misrepresentation may have caused. We remain steadfast and commited in maintaining accurate records for all PAP beneficiaries. Please accept as always, my highest assurances and esteemed regards.”

It was gathered that the confirmation by PAP had thrown the camp of the incumbent governor Senator Douye Diri who had institute an ongoing disqualification suit against the Sylva/MacIver ticket of the APC.

Maciver while reacting to the news of the letter, said that he has always had confidence that he is innocent of the allegations levelled against him by the opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and urged supporters of the APC to remain steadfast and united against all odds.

He further challenged the PDP Governorship Candidate, Senator Douye Diri, to prove his capacity to Bayelsans by engaging his principal and governorship candidate of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, in a public debate before the forthcoming November 11, 2023, election in the state.

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