PDP in alliance talks with seven political parties ahead 2019 — Jerry Gana

Jerry Gana

Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, said on Wednesday that it is in talks with seven other political parties for potential alliance ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Jerry Gana, a former Minister of Information and member of Ahmed Makarfi-led faction, said during the presentation of a report by the PDP’s strategy committee in Abuja, that the party had been in talks with only the political parties that have strong democratic tenets.

Mr. Gana, who expressed optimism that the APC will be defeated in 2019, said preliminary outreach by the PDP “yielded positive responses from seven people-focused and social democratic parties.”

Mr. Gana said the alliance will not culminate in a mega party as being rumoured in some quarters but will instead be “a separate and highly principled initiative of the PDP.”

The PDP dominated Nigerian government at the centre since 1998 until it was voted out in 2015 general elections. A protracted leadership crisishad left the party rudderless for several months.


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  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    Dead horse, a party that betrayed itself and wilfully handed Nigeria over to an axis of evil, must never rise again.
    PDPs negligence of duty and internal Judas kiss that handed Nigeria over to Buhari to misgorvern shall never rise again. May that very irresponsible party be dead forever.

  • Ebenezer Iyobosaiyamu

    are these people not those that have failed in the past

  • JasV

    For them this is one hell of a giant step. Being in talk with seven parties. Hopeless fools.

  • Curseless

    Regardless of whatever name the amalgamation or merging of parties call themselves it will continue to be the same old wine in a new bottle. Jerry Gana should find another decent job to do, for he has been in this too long. Nigerians are tired of these shameless people but my fear, is that the poverty in the land mixed with parochial tendencies of the populace will make change difficult. Genuine and patriotic Nigerians that are willing to lift the country can not easily challenge the old cargoes because they have endless looted money to defend their territories when and if push come to shove.

    • FirecloudOFGOD

      Do not forget that Buhari did not have a chance to deal with these people. He lost his chance in the first 6 months of his government. The PDP CABAL are starting to find their voice.

      These Crooks still hold Billions and Billions of Dollars that we have not been able to recover YET! They are by far richer than the Nigerian Government. They can so easily buy the Nations conscience. NIGERIANS ARE ONCE AGAIN COMING to the Crossroads.

      May God finally hear our prayers to rid us of those who have no love of their neighbors in their heart.

      • Powerlessconscious

        You can lie too much. You must have been reading the back of news paper.

        • FirecloudOFGOD

          Where is my reply Premium times?

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    God forbid. PDP coming back AGAIN to DEAL the FINAL DEATH BLOW to Nigerians?
    Nahum 1:9 says “Affliction shall not arise twice“! I say Amen “TWICE!

  • Tunsj

    For the life of me I don’t know why any reasonable person would have the desire to be part of PDP.

  • Obosi Warrior

    the gathering of the vultures!