2019: Jerry Gana to contest for presidency under SDP

Professor Jerry Gana

A former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, has expressed his willingness to contest for presidency in the 2019 general elections.

Gana stated this on Thursday at the National Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Abuja where he had gone to purchase the party’s expression of interest form.

Addressing newsmen, the 72-year old 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 contest in the forthcoming presidential elections in 2019,” Gana said.

Speaking further, the former minister under Ernest Shonekan said: “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.”

On security, Gana said that President Buhari has not “lived up to his promises to Nigerians,” adding that, if he becomes the country’s president, he will put an end to the insecurity in taking place across the country.

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

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