Court declares Donald Duke SDP presidential candidate

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The appeal court has declared Donald Duke as the authentic presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 presidential election.

However, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had on Friday, 14th December declared Jerry Gana, a former Nigerian Minister of Information, as the presidential candidate of the SDP.

This was after Mr Gana had instituted a case against the result in court, basing his case on the zoning and rotation formula of the party.

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.

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