The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) of the Plateau State has reacted to the 14 years imprisonment sentence of the former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
They described the conviction as victory against judgement and stated that this means that the time was right for the party to reclaim its stolen mandate from the All Progressive Congress(APC) and deliver the nation from subsequent corruption.
Recall that the Justice Adebukola Banjoko-led court had yesterday found the former governor guilty of 15 of the 23 criminal charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Public Reactions Officer of the state arm of the party, Hon. John Akans said the time was ripe for the party to reclaim its stolen mandate from APC.
According to the Public Relation Officer of the state arm of the party, Hon. John Akans, who told The Sun that the party decided not to drag the former governor to court when he defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) with the mandate of PDP because it was established that he will not escape jail.
He said, “This is the hour we in the PDP have all been waiting for, the law has taken it course, it was a landmark judgment that has created an avenue for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate.
“We gave Dariye overwhelming vote during the 2015 Senatorial elections in the state and he won the election under the platform of PDP but he disappointed the party by jumping to the ruling APC in search of refuge following his corrupt cases in court. No matter how long the case will take there must be a judgment day and today is the Day of Judgment.”