John Shiklam in Kaduna
Former information minister, Jerry Gana, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has brought hardship, poverty and misery to Nigerians.
According to him, Nigerians are anxiously waiting for the return of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to come back and salvage them.
Speaking in Kaduna monday at an interactive meeting between one of the aspirants for the National Chairmanship of the party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran and members of the party in the north west zone, Gana said, it will not be difficult to defeat the APC in 2017.
He said the PDP will come back and remove Nigerians from the untold hardship by the APC.
He said the APC government would be the first to be easily defeated after one term of office in the history of Nigeria.
While soliciting support for Adeniran in the forthcoming convention of the party slated for December in Abuja, Gana urged party members not to support those who threw the party into crisis.
He said the PDP needs credible people who can lead the party to victory in 2019. He said Adeniran, being a founding member of the party and a man of integrity is the right man to lead the PDP.
Besides, he added that the South-west which is very vital for electoral victory has not produced the chairman of the party since its inception and the time had come to give the leadership of the party to the South -west to get the support of the zone.
He said the party must avoid electing people who have issues to clear with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
â€œWe must restore the confidence of people by electing credible people, people who have integrity, people that will be bold enough to stand up against the APC and not people that would be harassed by the EFCC.
â€œProf. Adeniran has proven himself as a man of integrity throughout his public service as a university lecturer, as an ambassador and as a minister, he is unblemished and he is the man that can lead the PDP to electoral victory in 2019
Nigerians wants the PDP to come back. This is a government that can be easily removed from power. We must restore the confidence of the people by electing credible people at our convention.
â€œProf. Tunde, being a founding member of the PDP is the man for the job. We need to elect a man who cannot be intimidated by the APC.
â€œWe must elect somebody who will rebraâ€Žnd the PDP and Prof. Adeniran is the man. â€œHe is the only one that can stand up to the blackmail by the APCâ€ Gana said.
He noted that the South-east, South-south , North- central â€Ž and North east are traditional homes of the PDP, stressing that the South-west is very crucial to the victory of the party and only the leadership of Adeniran would ensure the support of the zone to the PDP.
Also addressing the meeting, Adeniran said he would ensure victory to the party if elected its National Chairman.
He said the PDP had learned from the mistakes of the past, stressing that he would work assiduously to uphold democratic principles within the party.
The event was attended by former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, former deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu among several other party Chieftains.