Ahead 2019 general elections, one time Information Minister, Professor Jerry Gana, has hammered on the need for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to organise itself in order to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the PDP chieftain, Nigerians are already fed up with the ruling APC and are now waiting to see the PDP put its house in order so that they can vote them back into power in the coming elections in the country.
Gana stated this during a consultative meeting with an aspirant for the post of national chairman in the PDP, Professor Tunde Adeniran, and the delegates of the party from northwest in Kaduna on Monday.
“Nigerians are tired of APC and they are eagerly waiting for us (PDP) to put our house in order. Agreed we have made mistakes during our 16 years of reign in government but we have learned our lessons and we are telling Nigerians that we are sorry.
“We have a duty to restore the hopes of many hopeless Nigerians who now see PDP as an alternative platform to take over power in 2019,” Gana said.
He then called on the delegates from the zone to ensure they cast their votes wisely to make sure that a leader as Adeniran who has the potentials to take the party to the promised land is elected.
He said, “Professor Tunde Adeniran is the man that can do that for the party and ordinary Nigerians. They (northwest PDP) decided to support Adeniran for three reasons: When the party wanted to make headway in the southwest in 2003, he helped us to mobilise the people of the zone.
“Secondly, here is a man if elected the ruling APC will not witch hunt over corrupt charges, and lastly because as one of the founding fathers of the party he will put the programme of the party forward.”
PDP’s convention will hold on December 9. On that day the party will elect one of the eight members aspiring for the position of its national chairman as the leader of the party.
The aspirants are Professor Tunde Adeniran (former Education Minister), Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Rashidi Ladoja, erstwhile governors of Ogun and Oyo states respectively, Prince Uche Secondus (ex- acting national chairman of the party), Professor Taoheed Adedoja (one time Minister of Sports and Special Duties), media tycoon, Raymond Dokpesi, Jimi Agbaje and former deputy national chairman of the PDP, Bode George.
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