Gana, Adeniran, Orubebe, Others To Dump PDP For SDP
Three former ministers could lead an exodus of top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after efforts to heal the wounds of the last national convention hit the rocks.
Ex-Information Minister Jerry Gana, ex-Education Minister Tunde Adeniran and ex-Niger Delta Minister Godsday Orubebe could be on their way to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
According to available information, the SDP will merge with the Peoples Redemption Party and the Peoples Salvation Party once the formal announcement of the defection is made.
The fusing groups have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
While the Chairman of the SDP, Olu Falae, a signed for his party, Gana endorsed it for the Movement for a New Political Order.
Although ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and a former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu were part of the preliminary talks, it is unclear why they were not at the signing of the MoU.
The likes of Gana, Adeniran and Orubebe, all founding members of the PDP, are still displeased with what they see as the hijack of the party by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and others during the party’s last national convention.
Adeniran was defeated in a bitter chairmanship election by Wike’s candidate, Uche Secondus.
A high powered committee headed by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State to reconcile the aggrieved members could not help the situation.
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