A former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, has joined endless list of those aiming at having a shot at the presidency in 2019.

He lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for failing to live up to its promises to Nigerians.

Gana, therefore, declared his intention to run for office.

The former minister said this in Abuja on Thursday while addressing journalists and supporters at the national secretariat of the Social Democratic Party.

He was there to purchase the expression of interest form which costs One Million Naira.

He said the tension in the country had not been this intense since the end of Nigeria’s Civil War in 1970.

Gana said, “With the utmost sense of responsibility and honour, I hereby express my well-considered interest to aspire as the Presidential candidate of the SDP with a view to ultimately contesting in the forthcoming Presidential election in 2019.

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“Being a patriotic and committed democrat who has carried a burden for the rapid, effective and even development of our dear nation for decades, I am deeply concerned with the very real prospect of Nigeria imploding unless our great party comes to the rescue with a God-fearing, dynamic leadership.

“Nigeria is facing an existential threat, the seriousness and proportion of which have never been witnessed since the end of the civil war.”

The former minister promised to effectively tackle the security challenges in the country if voted into office.

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