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Dariye is a drowning man — Plateau PDP

By Emeka Mamah
Kaduna — Plateau  state government has described the former governor, Chief Joshua Dariye, as a drowning man trying to hold unto anything to survive.

Reacting to a recent statement credited to Dariye, the government said yesterday that it does not run “government of exclusion,” as insinuated by those opposed to Governor Jonah Jang.

Dariye had told reporters in Kaduna on Thursday that Jang “runs  an exclusive  government which is the cause of the fictionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.”

But the Plateau state commissioner of information, Mr. Gregory Yenlong, dismissed Dariye’s claims and noted that, “when Dariye was granted amnesty by the National Secretariat of the PDP, he came home to plateau and join an illegal group instead of joining the mainstream PDP in the state led by Prof. Dakum Shown.

“The same people, who plotted his removal from office when he was governor, are the same people he is ganging up with now, they were the same people who sent him on a state of emergency, they were the same people who sent him to exile from Plateau state.

“Has he resolved those issues with them?  They have now become his friends.

I do not want to call names but he knows them. “Dariye has no moral justification to accuse Jang of exclusive government. Jang has initiated many projects that are ongoing even in Dariye’s Mushere ward in Bokkos local government area.

“If there is anybody who ran an exclusive government, it was Dariye.

When he was governor, he concentrated all appointments in his own village. Jang has spread all appointments and projects across the state.

“Jang is paying Dariye’s gratuity, he is not the kind of governor who will loot public funds.

The money of the people of Plateau state is meant for developing the state, what did he mean by exclusive government. Jang is doing his best to correct the mess Dariye left.”


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