The Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Plateau State on Tuesday lauded the conviction of former Gov. Joshua Dariye, saying that the rule of law has finally taken its course.
Danjuma Auta, the Plateau Publicity Secretary of the ADP told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos that Dariye’s conviction was a right step in the right direction for democracy to thrive.
“This is not about President Muhammadu Buhari frowning about embezzlement of public fund.
“The rule of law has taken its course and we as a political party are fully in support of what will stop the mismanagement of public funds.
“Whatever the law will do to bring such people to order, we see it as a welcome development,” he stated.
Auta added that whoever found guilty by law courts of stealing public funds should be made to face the music.
Also reacting, Mark Longyen, Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Simon Lalong on media, said the conviction had proven that the Federal Government was committed to fighting corruption across the political divide.
He said the action would solve concerns raised in the minds of the opposition parties that government was protecting members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in its fight against corruption.
“The situation if not overturned by the appeal court would lead to new political permutations in Plateau Central Senatorial District.
“Dariye is not a small political fish, he is very big one particularly in his central senatorial district,” he added.