Ex-Governor denies senatorial ambition
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed joy on the release of the state former governor, Joshua Dariye, saying Plateau people also rejoice on the development.
The governor stated this when he led a delegation from the state along with his wife’s, Mrs. Regina Lalong to visit Dariye at his residence in Abuja.
The visit was disclosed by his Spokesperson, Makut Macham in a press release on Friday in Jos.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his magnanimity in granting pardon to Dariye and former governor of Taraba, Jolly Nyame on April 14, saying massive prayers and appeal was made to facilitate it.
He said the visit was to encourage him as his release was another opportunity for him to reflect on his experience.
Lalong urged him to continue to contribute to the advancement of Plateau through his knowledge, while praying to God to grant him good health in all his duties.
In his response, Dariye thanked God for his release and using people such as Lalong and President Buhari to make it a reality.
He debunked rumours that he was running for senate and advised politicians in Plateau to unite and support the governor in promoting the interest of the state and its people.
He described governance as an opportunity for those in charge to do their best and leave posterity to judge their efforts, saying no one could finish the business of government in a day.
The delegation which included National Assembly members as well as members of the State Executive Council, also visited Jolly Nyame at his residence in Abuja. (NAN)