The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has dumped Donald Duke, and adopted President Buhari as its consensus candidate for the upcoming presidential election.
The party made the decision on Thursday during its national executive council meeting in Abuja, though they explained that the adoption does not herald a merger with the APC.
Prior to the development, Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River, was the flag bearer of the SDP.
Duke was declared the presidential candidate of the party in January following a ruling by the court of appeal in Abuja which set aside the judgment of an Abuja high court declaring Jerry Gana, former information minister, as the party’s presidential flagbearer.
Donlad Duke left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018 to pursue his presidential ambitions on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).