Former Gov Jang, Senator Gyang ask FG to pardon ex-govs Dariye, Nyame on health grounds

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang and the Senator representing Plateau North, Sen. Istifanus Gyang, have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant Sen. Joshua Dariye and Rev. Jolly Nyame executive pardon on health grounds.

Senator Jang who made the appeal at the Rwang Pam Stadium before the kick-off of the finals of Plateau North Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Football Tournament, organised by Sen. Gyang, saying the time has come for people of Plateau State and the entire Middle Belt to speak with one voice over the continuous incarceration of the two former governors.

“And I’m speaking as a leader from Plateau and as an elder statesman in this country, that it is time we plead with Mr. President that he should grant our son, Chief Joshua Dariye and Rev. Jolly Nyame a pardon. I also want to take this opportunity to ask the representative of the Senate President, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to carry this message to the Senate President.

“As you know, Benue and Plateau are neighbours to Taraba; and we want to ask that while we plead for Dariye, we are also pleading for the former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, that he too be granted an executive pardon,” he appealed.

On the football tournament, Senator Jang implored other lawmakers in the state to replicate what Sen. Gyang is doing in their respective constituencies.

Senator Gyang also lent his voice to the call for state pardon the duo of Dariye and Nyame.

“We in Plateau North under the able leadership of our father, Sen. Jonah Jang, we are making an appeal to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, that there is a leader of Plateau State, a former governor of the state, that is still in incarceration, as he is still undergoing a prison term, in the person of His Excellency, Sen. Joshua Chibi Dariye.

“We from Plateau North are appealing to the president that in view of the recent judgement by the Supreme Court that absolved Sen. Dariye of criminal misappropriation, and that on health grounds, he has been battling with his health.

“And therefore, we are appealing to the president, that on compassionate grounds, Sen. Dariye should be granted an executive pardon,” he appealed.


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