A former presidential candidate, Olu
Falae, has described the proposed amnesty for
members of the Boko Haram by the federal government as a misplaced priority.
TIMES in Akure, the Ondo
State capital, said granting
amnesty to people whose identity remain unknown is ludicrous.
Mr. Falae in an Interview with PREMIUM
of the planned amnesty have not shown any sign of remorse to end hostilities.
He explained that the whole idea will be irrational if the beneficiaries
Government, urged Northern leaders calling for amnesty for members of the sect,
to state the reason for pushing forward the proposition.
Mr. Falae, a former Finance Minister and Secretary to the Federal
know people the Northern monarchs are asking the federal government to grant
“Amnesty is granted to people who have shown remorse. In fact we don’t
know their grievances, we don’t know whether it has been addressed? We don’t
know if granting amnesty will finally put an end to the violence.
“What are the grievances of the members of the Boko Haram sect? Until we
the amnesty must be able to bring about the desired peace in the Northern part
of the country. In the present situation, it will be a misplaced priority,” Mr.
“I have no problem granting amnesty to members of the Boko Haram, but