Ex Gov Dariye Denies Senatorial Ambition


By News Editor

Former Governor of Plateau state, Sen. Joshua Chibi Dariye, who was freed from prison last week Monday after being pardoned by the council of state has denied nursing any ambition to contest the Senatorial seat of Plateau Central in next year’s general election in the country.


Dariye who was in the company of his wife, Mrs. Regina, made this clarification when the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, led a delegation from the State to visit and rejoice with him over his release from prison after being granted a pardon.

Sen. Dariye dismissed the rumour of his senatorial ambition, saying he had no intention to contest for the position in 2023 whatsoever.


Lalong told Governor Dariye that the entire State received the news of his release with joy because they had been praying for him since his travails and incarceration happened.


“He said so much prayer and appeal was made towards the pardon granted to him, and thankfully, the President was magnanimous to accept to grant the pardon.


The Governor, while appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari for giving Dariye another opportunity, said this is the time for Chief Dariye to reflect and forgive people that may have offended him, as has been his practice during previous challenges.


Dariye, who was meant to serve 10 years imprisonment term for N1.126 billion fraud, was released last Monday after about four years in prison.

Speculations were flying around that Dariye was interested in the Plateau Central senatorial seat and that he has perfected plans to defect to the Labour party in the state to actualize his dreams.

Joshua Chibi Dariye assumed office as the Governor of Plateau State, Nigeria on May 29, 1999, during the 1999 Plateau State gubernatorial election on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party

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