Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, over presidential pardon for late governor of old Bendel State, now Edo and Delta States, Prof. Ambrose Alli.
The president, the governor said, has subsequently instructed the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to begin the process.
Governor Obaseki disclosed this during a memorial service held in honour of late Prof. Alli, at the Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, in Emaudo, Ekpoma, at the weekend.
The governor said he is optimistic that, at the next meeting of the Council on Prerogative of Mercy, the president would officially grant the pardon.
Obaseki also assured that he is working with his Delta State counterpart, to set up modalities to ensure that pension due to late Alli would be paid to his widow and family.