Presidential Pardon; I bear no grudge against any body – Rev. Jolly
Jethro Yerga, Jalingo
Former governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame has declared that he had forgiven all persons that were behind his incarceration.
The former Governor made this declaration in Jalingo while speaking at the occasion of his home coming, after he was released from prison following presidential pardon granted him recently by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Ex- two terms Governor stated that God had used the persons behind his ordeal for a devine purpose, as such he held no grudge against anybody.
“My absence for over four years has a devine purpose. God made it possible for me to be away from you for a purpose. I now see life differently. I now understand what people are passing through and so I have forgiven all that were behind my incarceration”. He state
Adding, “I am in a better position now to advice Tarabans on which part to take, “I am better off now than before so why Should I grudge?” He asked rhetorically.
Rev. Jolly Nyame further stated that If he was to assume any responsibility in Taraba State for now, he would want to be a path finder.
He appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and the council of States who made it possible for him to regain freedom and pray God to bless them.
The former governor also applauded the Government of Taraba State under the leadership of of His Excellency Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha and Hon. Danladi Baido as well as the committee that put together the occasion of his “welcome back” for all their lofty contributions towards giving him a befitting and warm reception back in the state.
Meanwhile, our correspondent reported that the seat of power of the Nature’s Gift, Taraba State, went agog as thousands of people came out en mass to recieved the ex- governor.
Recall that Rev. Jolly Nyame was sentenced to 12 years in prison for diverting 1.65 billion during his two terms tenure as the Executive Governor of Taraba State but was recently granted presidential pardon by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari following the demand of the council of States.