Defection to SDP: PDP Says Jerry Gana, Tunde Adeniran Are Bad Sportsmen
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Deputy National Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo has labeled Professors Jerry Gana and Tunde Adeniran as bad sportsmen following the report of their exit from the party.
Gana an ex-Information Minister and Adeniran an ex-Education Minister were reported to be moving from the PDP to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) by The Nation newspapers on Saturday.
Reacting to the report, Agbo told Gana and Adeniran to retrace their steps and reclaim their sinking political enterprise.
In a statement signed on his behalf by his media aide, Yemi Adebowale, Agbo said; “the loss of one game does not warrant leaving that game for another. The duo had it all in the past in PDP at a point contenders to the offices they occupied didn’t leave PDP but stayed back and worked for the series of successes the party achieved in the past.
“It is both uncharitable and unsportsmanlike for Gana and Adeniran to turn their back on the party that gave them all only yesterday.
“This clearly shows that Gana wasn’t sincerely providing leadership for the North as claimed but selfishly using the Northern platform for the actualisation of his agenda.
“Gana and Adeniran are advised to retrace their steps and reclaim their sinking political enterprise.
“That the PDP saddled Gana with the responsibility of discussing coalition and merger with other political parties and that till the December convention no registered party joined the PDP is enough failures on his part for him to go bury his face in shame.
“And to worsen it by entering into alliance with SDP using the golden platform provided for him by the PDP is a betrayal of confidence and akin to a Reverend gentleman who defecate the Alter of God and used the Bible to clean himself up”, the statement said.
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