Interim National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali-Modu Sheriff, has lambasted former Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana, and his ‘concerned stakeholders’ who ‘sacked’ him yesterday.
The PDP boss, who spoke through his spokesperson, Inuwa Bwala, accused Gana of trying to cause mischief in the opposition party.
Bwala said, “Unfortunately, among such groups are self-styled elders and stakeholders led by Professor Jerry Gana.
“I have seen him sweating on television, playing with language but at the end of the day saying nothing.
“I want to specifically say we kept sealed lips about some of the activities of this man believing that we could still find a rendezvous at which we could work together for the progress of the PDP.
“I must say, and there are witnesses that this is one character that attempts to play a role in every government since the time of the military.”
He said further, “We know the very ignoble roles that he played that led to the PDP being defeated in the last election. These were the same characters that deceived President Jonathan into failure.
“Unfortunately most of them still go round to ask the chairman of one favour or the other and when the chairman declines they take offence against him.
“I know as a fact that Senator Jery Gana has written to the national chairman to allow him nominate some people into certain committees or allow them perform certain functions for the party.
“Whether these requests were granted or not is immaterial. But that is perhaps one of the reasons that he has taken the position against anything this man does. This is the same man that recognized the national chairman, writing to him on the need to submit the report on the finance committee which he headed.”
Bwala disclosed that, “The chairman has been running away from receiving that report because it is on record that the same Jerry Gana on behalf of the party without using the machinery of the party collected the sum of N500 million loan from Skye bank on behalf of the PDP for which the PDP has been dragged to court and is being compelled to pay back.
“Leaders of thought in this party including some elders have prevailed on the chairman not to make this matter known and to save this man from public embarrassment.
“But as it is the chairman may be left with no option than to drag Jerry Gana before the EFCC to explain his role in obtaining N500 million facility on behalf of the party and let him also explain what he has done with the money.”