Joshua Dariye, the former Governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye who was released from prison days ago after being granted pardon by the Council of State, has said he won’t contest the Senate seat of Plateau Central in the 2023 election.
Recall that before being pardoned and released last Monday, Dariye who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for N1.126 billion fraud, spent four years in prison.
A statement issued on Friday August 12 by Governor Simon Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut, after the current Plateau state Governor led a delegation from the State to visit Dariye and former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame, read;
“He(Daiye) narrated his ordeal in prison and said it was a difficult moment but God saw him through and made him survive.
“Dariye also debunked the rumour that he was running for Senate, describing it as unfounded and untrue as he has not bought form or done anything to that effect.
“He advised politicians in Plateau to unite and rally around the Governor in promoting the interest of the citizens, saying governance is an opportunity for those in charge to do their best and leave posterity to judge their efforts as no one can finish the business of Government in a day.”