Appeal Court declares Donald Duke SDP presidential candidate

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared Donald Duke as the authentic the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party.

The court, in a unanimous decision, set aside the judgement of an Abuja High Court which had declared Jerry Gana presidential candidate of the party.

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The results of primary indicates that Duke polled 812 votes while Gana polled 611.

The party then forwarded Duke’s name to INEC.

But Gana approached the Abuja claiming Duke’s emergence contravened the constitution which provides that the National Chairman of the party could not come from the same zone with the presidential aspirant.

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