INEC reveals why they removed Donald Duke, Jerry Gana’s names from 2019 presidential list

INEC has finally revealed why they removed Donald Duke and Jerry Gana’s names, from the 2019 final presidential list released days ago.

INEC reveals why they removed Donald Duke, Jerry Gana’s names from 2019 presidential list lailasnews


INEC who omitted names of the presidential candidates of SDP, said it was in line with a court judgement which ordered the Commission not to recognise Duke as the party’s candidate in the general elections.

INEC’s National Commissioner of Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, who appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said:

“The name of Donald Duke was forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the candidate of the SDP for the presidential election.

“Thereafter, the Independent National Electoral Commission received a court order to the effect that all the votes that were scored by Donald Duke during the SDP primaries were wasted votes, and that the candidate of the SDP in the presidential election should be Professor Jerry Gana.

“The court went further to direct that it is the political party itself, the SDP, that should submit the name of Jerry Gana to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“As at the time we published the list yesterday, the SDP has not forwarded the name of Jerry Gana as the presidential candidate of the party.

“So, we are waiting for the party to submit the name of Jerry Gana … that is why we removed the name of Donald Duke from the list that has been published.”

 

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128 Comments

  1. We are sitting back patiently and waiting for the name hopefully if he wins they will be real change in the country.

  2. Well. Let the SDP caucus should act fast to forward the name of legible candidate of the party. because this is not a welcome development to the party and those that trust in them.

  3. politicians and their games, they have started changing presidential aspirant when elections are very close, hope the new aspirant represents them well

  4. Good that’s how things should be done. Settle your internal rancor in your house before you come out.

  5. Shows how the party is not organized, now that they have started fight on who will be their presidential candidate, what kind of information are they telling the masses? Please organize yourselves.

  6. Our political elites still lacks modicum of organization. Ordinary party convention is this way. They were well served.

  7. Inec is only obeying court order so let nobody crucify them, Donarld Duke and Jerry Ghana should understand that it is not lnecs fault, so bear with inec please.

  8. The election is between two parties we all know. Others are just trying. So INEC shouldn’t bother explaining they are not transparent

  9. Nigeria politics is something eksr. Lord, we need leaders not politicians. God bless Nigeria

  10. Why now? The party’s should have put their house in order before now. They might end up not fielding any presidential candidate in this year’s election.

  11. Donald Duke should be on the list. Jerry Gana should go and rest. We really need somebody that has something to offer.

  12. We are sitting back patiently and waiting for the name hopefully if he wins they will be real change in the country.

  13. These guys know that the election is between buhari and atiku why wasting your money in campaign and other electoral processes

  14. Hmm, politics.. What wi;ll we not see.
    So is it until GANA name is forwarded before they’ll fix Donald dukes’
    ?

  15. Gerry and Duke. Political drama…. That’s how the kingdom of God is.. Some weeds will be thrown by the road side others will germinate. See as the both took themselves to court over what….

  16. Going by this explanation then it is good to remove it, pending what the party will do or futher instruction from the court

  17. All this things they are doing in SdP is just like a waste of time, because we all know they are not going to win

  18. He might be the one likely to win that is why they are covering and hiding the name.Politics and their bad game.I can’t conclude yet till I see the final statement

  19. People like Jerry Gana should go and rest. Please we need fresh politicians not old men who has nothing to offer anylonger.

  20. Inec knows what’s good for the country. Though this wasted money would have been used to help the poor or do better things in our country

  21. SDP has done prof Jerry Gana a very good thing for not submitting his name to INEC, to me SDP didn’t want him to waste the small money he has on project that can’t come to pass. Prof should just take it in good faith

  22. Irrespective of the name published by inec for sdp as presidential canditates, I think most Nigerians won’t vote for them.

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