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Still in prison for corruption, Joshua Dariye purchases form to contest in 2019 election in Nigeria

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Joshua Dariye, who began 14-year-jail sentence in June for corruption has reportedly bought form to contest for 2019 election in Nigeria.

The imprisoned former Governor of Plateau State who was convicted and jailed by an Abuja courtroom for monetary misappropriation, on Friday, allegedly bought the Senate nomination form for re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, sources revealed

According to the senator’s kinsman, Shadrach Kopmuk, who printed the pictures of the bought and stuffed form on Facebook, Mr Dariye continues to be in representing the nice folks of Plateau central in the ninth Assembly.

Kopmut posted photos of a form purportedly stuffed by Dariye, which contained his private particulars, in addition to cellphone numbers of how he might be contacted.

Mr Kopmuk wrote: “Just to notify all teeming supporters of our amiable Senator Chief (Dr) Joshua C. Dariye, that the people’s senator has purchased and filled the APC nominations and declaration of interest to contest in the forthcoming APC primary election and 2019 general election to represent the good people of Plateau central in the ninth Assembly.”

However, efforts to attain the senator by his aide for affirmation had been unsuccessful however different sources advised ThisDay that the Senator had commenced processes for the attraction of his sentence, and could be let off the hook.

“If he hadn’t considered an appeal, his seat would have been declared vacant, but it can’t be because with the appeal, the case is yet undecided,” the supply added.

According to the supply, if he turns into profitable, Mr Dariye could be the primary Nigerian politician to contest an election from the prison.

In 2007, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged and arraigned Dariye on a 23-count cost bothering on cash laundering.

He was accused of diverting N1.126bn from Plateau Government’s ecological funds.

In June 2018, a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sentenced the serving senator to 14 years in prison.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko, the presiding choose, sentenced him to two-year and 14-year jail phrases to be served concurrently with out an choice of high quality.

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