Donald Duke Speaks On his Removal As SDP Presidential Candidate

, who is Former Governor of Cross River State has vowed to appeal court judgement which sacked him as the Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (). recalls that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday declared former minister of information Prof. Jerry Gana as the presidential candidate of the SDP.

Now reacting to the court judgment, Duke speaking to newsmen in Lagos said “while we await a copy of the judgment for a detailed review, it is imperative we reiterate our constitutionally backed belief.

His words in details below;

“Every Nigerian who meets the legal requirement is entitled to contest for the office of the President.

“Any Law that seeks to curtail or subvert that right under any guise is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect.

“The delegates of our great party at its convention in October overwhelmingly elected me as their presidential Flag-bearer

“Any attempt to subvert their wishes through the instrumentality of the courts will be challenged.

“As a law-abiding citizen, I urge my supporters and members to remain calm as we are confident that the decision of the Court will be upturned on appeal.

“We are optimistic that the Appellate Court will reach a decision that reinforces the essential tenets of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Social Democratic Party (SDP) declared Donald Duke as its presidential candidate after a primary election held in October 2018.

was against the primary and filed a case in court, basing his case on the zoning and rotation formula of the party.

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Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on

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