Prof. Adeniran gives reasons for moving from PDP to SDP-Nigeria Political News

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Prof. Adeniran gives reasons for moving from PDP to SDP-Nigeria Political News


A former Minister of Education, Tunde Adeniran, has explained why he left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with his supporters to join the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

Adeniran also said Prof. Jerry Gana had agreed to join him in the SDP.

Both Adeniran and Gana were members of the Board of Trustees of the main opposition party before their defection to the SDP.

Adeniran was a PDP national chairmanship candidate in the December 9 convention of the party, and Prof Gana was one of his staunch supporters.

Speaking with Punch in Abuja on Saturday, Adeniran said he decided to dump PDP because of impunity and imposition of candidates.

Adeniran said, “I have left the PDP for the SDP with my supporters . I left because there is no internal democracy in the PDP. It may interest you to know that Prof. Jerry Gana has also left the PDP.”

When asked if Gana would fly the presidential ticket of the SDP in 2019 as being speculated, Adeniran said, “Whoever will be the presidential candidate will emerge from our convention.”

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Prof. Adeniran gives reasons for moving from PDP to SDP-Nigeria Political News


Professor of political Science

Political Engagement

Have been involved in the founding of three major political parties in three Republics and played a key role in the creation of Ekiti state.

Deeply involved in community service and charity organizations set up to cater for the needs of the poor and the disadvantaged.

Patron of eighteen different youth and student organizations – across the geo-political zones of Nigeria.
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Public Service

Chairman, Governing Board of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), FME: 2009-2011

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to the Federal Republic of Germany, May 2004- January 2007)

Hon. Minister of Education. Federal Republic of Nigeria – June 1999- January 2001

Member, Committee on Nigeria National Defence Policy for the Year 2000 (1997)

Secretary/Director, Directorate for Social Mobilization (MAMSER) 1987-1992

Chairman, Directorate for Social mobilization (MAMSER) 1992-1993.

Member (Presidential Representative) Nigeria Delegation to the United Nations, October – December 1985

Member, Political Bureau, January 1986 – March 1987

Member, Advisory Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1983-1985

Member, Ondo State Economic Advisory Council, 1980-1983

Member, Ondo State Local Government Review and Reorganization committee (Justice Akintan Panal) 1982

Member, Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the ife-Modakeke crises (1981)

Member, National Committee on Federal – State Relations – 1979.
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