Sunday, 25 September 2016

Dariye Defected to APC to Escape Prosecution – PDP Chieftain

Dariye Defected to APC to Escape Prosecution - PDP Chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Chief Alexander Mwolwus, yesterday described Senator Joshua Dariye’s defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC) as a “sham” and an attempt to escape prosecution by anti-graft agencies.

Dariye had last Thursday on the floor of Senate announced his defection to APC on the excuse that PDP, which brought him to the Senate, is in crises and broken into factions.

However, Mwolwus, a former Special Adviser to former Governor Jonah Jang on Political Affairs, in a chat with journalists in Jos, described Dariye’s excuse as “flimsy and out of tune with realities”.

According to Mwolwus, who had lost the PDP primaries for the Senate seat to Dariye, “he is only looking for a soft landing and escape from the anti-graft agencies, which are investigating and prosecuting him.‎

“The public is aware that Dariye, who is our former Governor under the platform of PDP, is facing trial for some of his activities while as Governor of Plateau from 1999-2007.

“But the unfortunate thing is that, this action can not save him; APC will not, by his decamp, forgive him all the rot, because they claimed to be fighting corruption.‎

“I am sad and worried for him (Dariye) especially his political career; I could sense that he is descending politically by that wrong action he took”.‎

He further described Dariye’s action as very shocking and surprising to the people of his constituency, Plateau Central Zone and the entire people of Plateau.

The PDP Chieftain argued Plateau Central Zone which Dariye represents, had been the most formidable force in the politics of Plateau, “but he has disappointed it”.

“Nobody that had ruled Plateau would behave the way Dariye had done; jumping from ACN to LP to PDP and now to APC, which I am sure, will definitely think twice about him.‎






“You must have a genuine reason to leave a party; as for us in PDP here on the Plateau we are a family without any problem within and among us”, he assured.

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