Unconfirmed reports have it that Senator Joshua Dariye who is serving a 14 year jail term for alleged fund diversion, has bought his nomination and expression of interest forms to run for the Plateau central senatorial district seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A supporter of the former Plateau state governor, Monday Shadrack Kopmut, in a Facebook post on Saturday, September 8, shared photos of Dariye’s purported nomination and expressions of interest forms, which had already been filled.
“Just to notify all teaming supporters of our amiable senator Chief Dr Joshua C. Dariye, that the people’s senator has purchase & filled the APC nominations & declaration of interest to contest in the forthcoming APC primary election & 2019 general election to represent the good people of plateau central in the ninth assembly,” he wrote.
Senator Dariye was sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of over N1.16bn belonging to the state while he was governor between 1999 and 2007.
As at the time of reporting, we are yet to verify the authenticity of the forms claimed to have been purchased by the senator.