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Court Declares Jerry Gana SDP Presidential Candidate

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By Bukola Olasanmi

A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has  just disqualified Former Cross River State Governor and presidential flag bearer  of the Social Democratic Party(SDP), Donald Duke as the predidential candidate of the SDP for 2019 election.

In place of Duke, the court  predided by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, has declared former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana as the presidential candidate of the party for the  coming election.

Recall that Professor Gana  had immediately after the party’s presidential primaries held in Abuja, filed a suit against the party, challenging the candidacy of  former Cross River State Governor on grounds of violation of  the party’s rotation and zoning principles as entrench in it’s amended constitution, which zones the presidency to the North.

Duke is from the South, therefore, based on the constitution, it was argued that he was not qualify for the position.

The former Governor had pulled a higher vote than Gana during the primaries and was consequently declared as the winner.

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