A former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang and the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to please grant govt pardon to the ex-governor of the state, Sen. Joshua Dariye, who’s in jail.
They equally appealed to the president to additionally grant govt pardon to former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who’s serving a jail time period.
They mentioned their enchantment was due to the well being situation of the previous governor, and likewise on compassionate floor.
They disclosed this earlier than the kick-off of the finals of the First Ever Plateau North Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Soccer Event, organised by Sen. Gyang, held on the Rwang Township Stadium, in Jos the State Capital.
Senator Gyang mentioned, “We in Plateau North underneath the in a position management of our father, Sen. Jonah Jang, we’re making an enchantment to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, that there’s a chief of Plateau State, a former Governor of the state, that’s nonetheless incarceration, as he’s nonetheless present process a jail time period, within the individual of His Excellency, Sen. Joshua Chibi Dariye.
“We from Plateau North are interesting to the president that in view of the current judgment by the Supreme Court docket that has absorbed Sen. Dariye of felony misappropriation, and that on well being grounds, he has been battling along with his well being.
“And due to this fact, we’re interesting to the President, that on compassionate grounds, Sen. Dariye must be granted govt pardon”, he appealed.
Gyang, who’s the Deputy, Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, additional appealed to President Buhari, to incorporate the Akwanga-Jos, Saminaka-Jos and Jos-Bauchi roads within the 2022 budgets, saying the roads have turn into “dying traps”, particularly the Akwanga- Jos highway.
“That’s our enchantment to the consultant of the President of the Senate, that you simply ship our message”, he pressured.
Additionally talking, former governor of the state and an elder statesman, Sen. Jang, mentioned, “We now have consulted and I imagine it’s time we converse with one voice from Plateau.
“And I’m talking as a frontrunner from Plateau and as an elder statesman on this nation, that it’s time we plead with Mr. President that he ought to grant our son, Chief Joshua Dariye pardon.
“I additionally need to take this chance to ask the consultant of the Senate President, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to hold this message
“As , Benue and Plateau are neighbours to Taraba; and we need to ask that whereas we plead for Dariye, we’re additionally pleading for the previous Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, that he too be granted govt pardon”, he appealed.
Talking on the soccer event, the instant previous Governor of the state, challenged different lawmakers to duplicate what Sen. Gyang is doing of their respective constituencies.
Responding, Sen. Suswam assured that their enchantment can be delivered to the Senate President.
He counseled Senator Gyang for organising the event and urged his constituents to proceed to help him.