By Farooq Kperogi
The Buhari regime’s pardon of former Plateau State governor Joshua Dariye and former Taraba State governor Jolly Nyame who were serving time in prison for corruption is causing outrage, but I think the outrage is misplaced, even unjustified.
The real outrage, for me, is the invidious selectivity of a judicial system that jailed them while other corrupt ex-governors are not only walking free but occupying important government positions.
For example, Abdullahi Adamu, who was Nasarawa State governor at the same time that Dariye and Nyame were governors of their states, was charged with embezzling 15 billion naira by the EFCC in March 2010.
Adamu never went to prison. Today, he is APC chairman, and the presidency said on March 28 that his “sins” have been forgiven because he has “repented.”
Danjuma Goje, who was Gombe State governor from 2003 to 2011, was charged by the EFCC with looting 25 billion of his state’s funds.
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