Taraba state 2023 governorship hopeful, Senator Anthony Manzo has expressed appreciation to the Council of States for granting state pardon to his former governor, Rev Jolly Nyame and his Plateau state counterpart, Joshua Dariye.
Senator Manzo, a forefront contender for the Taraba state number one position on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) said: “I am pleased that our leader; Rev Nyame is free. I am happy that he is rejoining his family and will be able to access medical care.
“We are excited in Taraba state because Rev Nyame as peace maker and bridge builder will continue to contribute to the peace process, unity and development of our state.”
Senator Manzo, who was a former Nigeria’s Ambassador to the state of Israel and Cyprus, noted that Nyame would deploy his wealth of experience and knowledge in restoring peace and unity in the state.
He pointed out that some useful lessons must have been learnt from the prison experience which he opined would put Rev Nyame in a better stead in the years ahead.
Senator Manzo thanked family members, friends and associates of Rev Nyame who stood by him during his travails.
Nyame was Governor of Taraba state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between 1999 and 2007.