Appeal court affirms Donald Duke as SDP presidential candidate

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

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The court in a unanimous judgement by a three-man panel of Justices, vacated a judgement of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, which had on December 14, 2018, voided the emergence of Duke as SDP’s candidate for the 2019 Presidential Election.

The High Court had maintained that Duke’s emergence was in violation of a zoning arrangement the party adopted with a view to ensuring that a President and National Chairman of the party do not emerge from the same Geopolitical Zone.

The party had declared Duke as the winner of the election and its flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election. SDP said Duke polled 812 votes, while Gana had 611 during the presidential primary election.

144 Comments

  1. This country will not learn, how will they want Jerry Gana to be president of SDP, some one that when he was minister for information did did nothing

  2. Congrats for him oo. But all I know is that Nigeria only have two active parties other are followers.

  3. All this ones disnt not come to win elections…
    They are here to divide votes…
    Their plans will fail
    Atiku all the way

  4. Congratulations sir, you face made it now start rolling the stone for leadership in Nigeria. Kudos to you.

  5. Congrats to you ,, the presidential position needs to change party to an emerging one … Hope you win

  6. That is really a welcome development. Congratulations to Duke. And a big Thanks to the Judiciary for a speedy adjudication of the case.

  7. Donald Duke is the type of person Nigeria need as president. A man of integrity and value not the old man that called himself Mr integrity. Congratulations my personal person. Wish you break through to rule this country.

  8. This issue of court case up and down won’t help the social Democratic Party they should do out of court settlement

  9. Are we ever serious in Nigeria? All this parties with low life members should just form a coalition please.

  10. SDP I which this party can come out for presidential election win election and let see how they will help Nigeria PDP And APC has finished Nigeria

  11. A big congratulations to him… I wish the coming election would be sincere in their vote counts.

  12. This is the right judgment, Donarld Duke should be the rightful presidential candidate for the party Sdp, him who the cap fits let him wear it, congratulations to Donarld Duke, take up the mantle.

  13. I’m so happy about this
    The devil was only trying to show his weakness
    Congratulations our new president to be
    His Excellency Donald duke.
    It’s the will of God sir.

  14. Congratulations to him, I prau Nigerians should try something new, like voting for someone far from the geopolitical zones that have been in power.

  15. how will they want Jerry Gana to be president of SDP, some one that when he was minister for information did did nothing

  16. Dike and Gana should leave this matter and go and rest in the interest of peace, non of them can even get 5000 at the poll

  17. With is legal confusion in SDP, I hope the I’ll make it in this election sha. Duke and Gana should be cateful

  18. Confusion with the courts. Now INEC would start thinking of reprinting sensitive materials after they have been concluded.

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