2023: Former Minister Jerry Gana Finally Makes U-turn, Rejoins PDP, Blasts Buhari's Government
- Former minister of information, Prof. Jerry Gana has alleged that there is no government in Nigeria
- Gana made the allegation on Wednesday, April 7, while announcing his official return to the PDP
- The ex-minister defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 2018
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Nigeria's former minister of information and 2019 presidential aspirant under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof. Jerry Gana, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daily Trust reports that the ex-minister alleged that there is no government in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Gana said this when he, alongside many of his supporters, returned the PDP on Wednesday, April 7.
Gana, who is one of the founding fathers of the PDP, had dumped the party after his candidate for the position of national chairman, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, lost at the 2017 PDP national convention, which produced Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC).
In March 2018, Gana, a member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, had dumped the party for the Social Democratic Party.
But addressing the party members in Bida, Niger state, during a reception to mark his return to the party, Gana said the country is nosediving and needs urgent rescue.
“Today is not a day for the lecture. It is not a day for campaigns. We just want to rejoice that we are back together solidly; and we are going to work together solidly, that we are going to work together effectively, that we are going to campaign powerfully.
“I tell you, we are going to go around strategically, in such a way that the All Progressives Congress (APC) so-called government, whether in Niger state; is there a government in Niger State? Because many people are not aware, or at the centre? At the federal level, we don’t even have a government.”
Leadership also reports that Gana lampooned the ruling APC for not having a government in Niger state and at the federal level.
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“We want to work together because it is vital and unforgivable. This government that is so incompetent both at the center and the state must go.
“Therefore the primary reason that I have come back to the PDP is to help the party that won election in 1999 in this zone, you remember in Niger, Plateau, Kwara, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi and everywhere it was PDP….And then suddenly I am told that the only state on the zone that is PDP is Benue. So we are back."
Earlier, the party leaders from across the three senatorial zones assured the party faithful that the PDP is ready to take over Niger and salvage it from the “deflated state that it is under the ruling APC.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, advised Nigerians to elect a young and bridge-builder as a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
It was reported that the ex-minister gave the advice in a thread of tweets on his verified Twitter handle, @realFFK on Tuesday, April 6.
Fani-Kayode said the struggle in Nigerian politics now is no longer between two major parties - the ruling APC and the PDP.