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Presidential Pardon: I got my freedom through prayers- Dariye


Former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye has revealed why he secured freedom from prison.

According to him, he got his freedom from prison with the help of ceaseless prayers.

The chieftain of the People Democratic Party PDP expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for granting him State pardon.

It will be recalled that the anti-graft agency the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC), prosecuted him and he was jailed in June 2018 for misappropriating N1.16billion Ecological Fund.

The former Governor was found guilty by Justice Adebukola Banjoko e of criminal breach of trust involving N250million issued to Pinnacle Communications from the fund.

However, in  in April 2022, the Council of State, led by President Buhari, approved his freedom of the duo and scores of others.

It will also be recalled that he was released from Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja in August, four months after he was pardoned.

He said: “I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for being magnanimous and granting us State pardon”, NAN quoted him saying.

“I also thank Plateau people for their prayers and solidarity during my travail. If not for your prayers and support, this day would not have been possible,” he said.

He also thanked God for reuniting him with his people.

According to him, people should ensure they obtained their permanent voters cards (PVCs) before the movie general elections m