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Former PDP Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff

A member of the House of Representatives, Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma (PDP-Egor/Ikpoba-Okha), has rejected the amnesty deal offered to him by the Senator Ahmed Makafi-led caretaker committee.

Agbonayinma, who is pro-Sheriff, announced the rejection during a stakeholder meeting of the party in Benin.

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While responding to questions from members of his constituency on whether he would accept the offer by Makarfi, the lawmaker said amnesty can only be offered to militants and not to a man who has committed no crime.

He also said his decision to join the Sheriff faction was in the interest of the PDP.

“You can only give amnesty to either a militant or someone who committed a crime. In this case, amnesty does not arise. This is part of the impunity I am talking about.

“You are telling someone that you went to beg to rescue the PDP when it was down and he came and did all that he could to save the party that you want to give him amnesty?

“I do not like people who use people and dump them. Now, let the truth be told, Ali Modu Sheriff is not on trial. We do not need amnesty,” Agbonayinma stated.