Jonathan in Negotiation to Stop the Execution of 3 Nigerians in Indonesia

Date: 06-03-2015 10:28 am (9 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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When President Goodluck Jonathan hosted the new Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, two days ago at the presidential villa, he began negotiations for a moratorium on three Nigerians who are facing imminent execution in Indonesia.
The three Nigerians are Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise (39), Okwudili Oyatanze (40), and Spanish born Nigerian Raheem Agbaje Salami (45). They are facing execution alongside six other foreign nationals for drug-related offences by the Indonesian authorities.
Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, rejected pleas for clemency, saying the country is suffering a drug emergency and already, Indonesia’s attorney-general, Muhammad Prasetyo, says preparations have been concluded at the execution site where they are to face a firing squad.
It is unclear when the execution will take place, but yesterday, Australian Andrew Chan (31), his country man, Myuran Sukumaran (33), Agbaje Salami, and Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (30) from the Philippines were moved to Nusakambangan, a high security prison island where executions are conducted.
Other countries with nationals to be executed are Brazil, France and Ghana.
At the meeting in the presidential villa where Indonesian ambassador Purwanto submitted his letter of credence, President Jonathan pleaded with the Indonesians for clemency for the Nigerians who were nabbed running drugs, while in prison.
According to a source at the presidential villa who spoke anonymously because he is not authorised to speak on the matter: “The president met with the Indonesian delegation and was quite persuasive in making the case that a moratorium be placed on the execution of the Nigerians on death row.” The source however said that the government is not coming out to make statements or make a show about its efforts in trying to ensure that the lives of the Nigerian citizens are spared because “in this political season, if anything goes wrong during the negotiations, opponents of the president would not consider the efforts put in and will simply make a meal out of the issue.”
Other countries, and even Amnesty International, have been pleading with the Indonesian government to not go ahead with the planned execution. Brazil postponed accepting the credentials of Indonesia’s newly designated envoy in protest, while Australia called for a ‘reciprocation’ of the $1 billion 2004 tsunami aid package by sparing the lives of its citizens.culled


Posted: at 6-03-2015 10:28 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- k4short2 at 6-03-2015 10:43 AM (9 years ago)
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kk
Posted: at 6-03-2015 10:43 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- tunlade70 at 6-03-2015 11:02 AM (9 years ago)
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Campaign strategy.
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:02 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- livinus5 at 6-03-2015 11:19 AM (9 years ago)
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This Indonesian President is wicked and is suppose to be o the other side of history
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:19 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- erhubeauty at 6-03-2015 11:26 AM (9 years ago)
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Na wa ohhhhhh.
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:26 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sheikt at 6-03-2015 11:27 AM (9 years ago)
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but nigeria self still dey execute their citizen, whats the difrence.
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:27 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- rowlandlove at 6-03-2015 11:30 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Tunji Alade on  6-03-2015 11:02 AM
Campaign strategy.
MUST EVERYTHING BE A POLITICAL TACTICS  DON;T ALWAYS THINK OF THE OPPOSITE SIDE MR
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:30 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Larry28 at 6-03-2015 11:39 AM (9 years ago)
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okay
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:39 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- DrSoba at 6-03-2015 11:51 AM (9 years ago)
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Let the law take it full cause.  Greedy set of individuals. Drugs have destroyed many reasonable lifes around the worl,  all because of greedy people like this.
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:51 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- TOCFRANKLIN at 6-03-2015 12:08 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: rowlandlove on  6-03-2015 11:30 AM
MUST EVERYTHING BE A POLITICAL TACTICS  DON;T ALWAYS THINK OF THE OPPOSITE SIDE MR
just try and learn to ignore most comments they makes here bcos,most doesnt worth it.ask him if other world leaders who are doing the same Jonathan are also campaigning
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- ficull at 6-03-2015 01:53 PM (9 years ago)
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Whats our baggaining chip?Huh? Australia gave Indonesia 1B USD when they had Tsunami issue, and yet the Indonesian govt are bent of killing 2 Aussies (part of Bali 9). Infact, they moved the 2 convincts yesterday to the KILLING ISLAND.
Rather than just running your comments, ask the necessary questions..... Haba!!!
Posted: at 6-03-2015 01:53 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 6-03-2015 02:07 PM (9 years ago)
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He have no power to do that
Posted: at 6-03-2015 02:07 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- joromy at 6-03-2015 04:25 PM (9 years ago)
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UP UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WORD POWER. KNOWN DEATH ROW FOR AMERICA CITIZEN IN INDONESIA. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TRY TO SWAP 10 PRISONAS AGAINST THE 2 AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN ON DEATH ROW IN INDONESIA ALL EFFORT FAIL. SO JONATHAN HAS NOTHING TO DO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THOSE NIGERIA CITIZEN ON DEATH ROW IN INDONESIA.
Posted: at 6-03-2015 04:25 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eric2000 at 6-03-2015 05:09 PM (9 years ago)
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jonathan should stay out...he think is Nigeria where pdp criminals escapes the arm of the law...the law is the law..
Posted: at 6-03-2015 05:09 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 6-03-2015 06:29 PM (9 years ago)
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Lol he is just waken up
Posted: at 6-03-2015 06:29 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 6-03-2015 11:57 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-03-2015 11:57 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- tony4chuks at 7-03-2015 12:38 AM (9 years ago)
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The negotiation won't work bcos it's their law, I stay in Indonesia a lovely country that loves Nigerians. They don't care about anything else you do, but just stay away from drugs bcos it's death penalty in their law.
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- Abubu86 at 7-03-2015 07:57 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: tony4chuks on  7-03-2015 12:38 AM
The negotiation won't work bcos it's their law, I stay in Indonesia a lovely country that loves Nigerians. They don't care about anything else you do, but just stay away from drugs bcos it's death penalty in their law.
Talking from experience
Posted: at 7-03-2015 07:57 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PoliticxGuru at 15-08-2015 07:19 AM (8 years ago)
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jona has no influence cos he is a failure
Posted: at 15-08-2015 07:19 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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