Former presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Professor Jerry Gana has dumped the party and returned to the Peoples Democratic Party where he was a founding member.
He lost the presidential ticket of the SDP to former Cross River State Governor Mr Donald Duke in 2018 and since then had been inactive in local and national politics.
Gana rejoined the PDP at his Busu ward in the Lavun local government of Niger state on Wednesday.
Professor Gana said:
“today is not a day for 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 round strategically, in such a way that the All Progressives Congress Party (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.
Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed described the exit of Professor Gana from their party as “a painful exit but I don’t begrudge him because if I was in his shoes I will take the same action.”