Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye has expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for granting him a pardon from prison.
Recall that the federal government in early August 2022, pardoned Dariye and former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, from prison.
The former governors and two others were released from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja after many years in prison.
Speaking in Jos on Wednesday, Dariye said he would have been languishing somewhere in the country but that President Buhari out of his magnanimity, granted him and others pardon to return to their families.
Standing before a mammoth crowd, Dariye who was received from the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang to the palace of the Gbong Gwom Jos, by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, the JNI, charged citizens of the state to continue to work to ensure a better Plateau State.
He said: “We are here to rejoice, this is the day God has made, let me thank President Muhammadu Buhari, he was so magnanimous and gracious in granting us this pardon, myself and Nyame are co-beneficiaries of this gesture. That is why I am here to say thank you. If not for your prayers, collective solidarity, and determination, I will not have been here.
Some people wanted to block the wheel of progress, I would have been languishing somewhere in Gwagwalada but God has disappointed them so that His name will be glorified. Plateau will continue to go forward and never backward again. Today is not a day of speech but I hope you have your PVC?”