Nigeria

Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha (DSP)

Former Governor of Bayelsa State

Date of Birth: 16/11/1952

Career: Nigerian Air Force, 1974-92; Governor, Bayelsa State,1999-05; Impeached, Bayelsa State Assembly, December 2005.

Commentary: In July 2007, after a protracted trial, Alamieyeseigha was convicted of stealing Bayelsa State funds. He was released soon afterward due to a lenient sentence and time already spent in detention. Before his conviction, Alamieyeseigha had already made a name for himself. Arrested in London in November 2005 on money laundering charges, he was granted bail on condition that he remained in the United Kingdom. Violating the terms, he left the UK dressed, by many accounts, as a woman. His return to cheering supporters was testament to his still considerable support in the state.
Alamieyeseigha perfected many of the methods of intimidation of opponents and recruitment of police and youth organisations to act as foot soldiers at election time, techniques perpetuated by his successor, Chief Timipre Sylva


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Vol 54 N0 7

NIGERIA

Beggar your pardon

Gates had been scheduled to meet President Goodluck Jonathan but, in one of the most maladroit moves of his presidency, Jonathan had just pardoned his friend and predecessor as Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha...

Vol 53 N0 9

NIGERIA

Star-struck James Ibori

Few believe the stars will align as propitiously for the prosecution of any other corrupt Nigerian politicians, even though Britain has outstanding extradition warrants for Joshua Dariye and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, respectively ex-governors of Plateau and Bayelsa states (AC Vol 51 No 12, Welcome to London)...

Vol 53 N0 6

NIGERIA

Oil cuts as Delta erupts

In 2007, the disgraced former Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was convicted of corruption after being pursued by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to London, where he skipped bail...

Vol 52 N0 16

NIGERIA

Governors on top and on trial

Similar problems surround Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, former Governor of Bayelsa State, next door to Ibori’s Delta...

Vol 52 N0 16

NIGERIA

The strange case of the ex-Governors

Asiawaju Bola Tinubu, James Ibori and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha stand at extremes on the spectrum of life after Government House (see Feature, Governors on top and on trial)...

Vol 52 N0 4

NIGERIA

A fight for the President’s base

One of the architects of the violence was Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, Jonathan’s predecessor as Bayelsa Governor and a convicted fraudster...

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NIGERIA

All the President's militias

A menacing force is the Bayelsa Volunteers, formed under Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha...

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NIGERIA

The gangs of Port Harcourt

As Baylesa Governor, he inherited a relationship with Ijaw nationalists and armed youth groups, originally deployed by his predecessor, Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, to fight the neighbouring Itsekiri community...

Vol 51 N0 12

NIGERIA | BRITAIN

Welcome to London

British police hope Nigeria’s new government under President Goodluck Jonathan will process their extradition requests for the former governors of Plateau and Bayelsa states, Joshua Dariye and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha...

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NIGERIA

The nearly man

In 1999, Jonathan was picked as running mate to Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the PDP candidate for Bayelsa State Governor...

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