Jerry Gana ‘Nigerians are crying for PDP to return,’ Chieftain says

Gana made the comment on Tuesday, August, 9, 2016, after a meeting with factional PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff.

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The head of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation Committee, Professor Jerry Gana has said that Nigerians are crying for the party to return to power.

Gana made the comment on Tuesday, August, 9, 2016, after a meeting with factional PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, Punch reports.

“We are here to find out together how PDP can be solid, firm, cohesive and triumphant. This is because Nigerians are waiting for PDP, they are missing the PDP, they are crying and yearning for PDP because the 16 years of democracy cannot be wasted away,” he said.

“We are here not as a panel, not as a court, not even as an appeal committee but from the BoT as heirs of the family. In a family there must be sometimes problems here and there but there must be re-consolidation. Where there are elders people say things don’t go wrong.

“The purpose of our being here is for this party to be strong again and be reunited. We are delighted that there have been clear resolutions on the determination and the desire that the problems be resolved, unity be re-established and for PDP to move forward," he added.

The PDP is facing a leadership crisis caused by Sheriff’s refusal to vacate the office of chairman.

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Sheriff was removed on May 21, but insists that the process was illegal and that he’s a valid occupant of the office till 2018.

The PDP ruled Nigeria for 16 years before losing its position to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.

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