Jerry Gana is not very popular among the Social Democratic Party chairmen as they released a joint statement to reject the former information minister as their Presidential candidate.
Donald Duke was poised to be the Presidential candidate until a court ruled that both he and Olu Falae, who are from the same zone, cannot occupy both the roles of National chairman and Presidential candidate and he was therefore sacked.
The joint statement issued by Secretary, Abubakar Dogara said: “The party shall abide by the unanimous decision taken by the party’s delegates and the mandates of the 36 state chapters and the FCT when they convincingly and overwhelmingly voted for Mr. Donald Duke in the October 6, 2018, national presidential primaries of the party.
“The mandate given to Donald Duke as the party’s presidential candidate is sacred, supreme and so remained sacrosanct as the will and ultimate decision of party members and leadership which no court can abort.”
The statement went on to say that the chairmen will do all they can using legal means to get the decision overturned and Jerry Gana sent off
“We wish to use this medium to assure the general public, especially party members to remain calm and steadfast in their support and goodwill for the party and its presidential candidate towards the actualisation of the vision of the Party to rescue Nigeria through the 2019 General elections.
“The SDP is working within the ambiance of the law to vacate the order of the Abuja court where Prof Gana is trying to pervert and arrest justice through his unlawful claims.
“Against this backdrop, our legal team has filed an appeal against the order of the High Court at the Appeal Court in Abuja. Therefore, we want to appeal to all party members across the country to continue with their party activities and campaigns with utmost decorum, decency, and orderliness,”