Socio-Economic Rights, Accountability Project asks President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw pardon for Dariye, Nyame.
Written by News Room on April 18, 2022
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Muhammadu to withdraw the pardon granted to former governors of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye, and Taraba State, Rev Jolly Nyame.
According to reports, the duo is serving jail terms after being convicted of corruption since leaving office.
But on Thursday, the Council of State, chaired by President Buhari, granted a presidential pardon to 159 convicts on Thursday.
Three days after, SERAP asked the President to immediately revoke the pardon granted to the ex-governors.
In a statement issued by its deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP asked Buhari to use his good offices to urgently review and withdraw the pardon.
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