Breaking: Supreme court upholds declaration of Donald Duke as SDP presidential candidate

Breaking: Supreme court upholds declaration of Donald Duke as SDP presidential candidate

The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, March 29, upheld the Court of Appeal's judgment declaring Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP). reports that the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court was presided over by Justices Ejembi Eko, Kudirat Kekere, Amiru Sanusi, Paul Galumje and Uwani Aji.

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The court also awarded N3 million in favour of Duke. The appellate court had in January reinstated Duke as the SDP presidential standard bearer after overturning the ruling of the FCT high court that disqualified him as the party’s candidate.

It was gathered that during the party’s primary held on October 6, 2018, Duke had polled 812 votes to defeat his rival, Prof. Jerry Gana who polled 611.

However, Gana was dissatisfied with the result had approached an FCT high court seeking to disqualify Duke as the party’s presidential candidate.

The FCT high court had on December 14, 2018 an declared Gana the winner of the party’s presidential primary and Duke had appealed the ruling and won.(NAN)

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Social Democratic Party (SDP), on Thursday, February 7, adopted the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, as its consensus candidate ahead of February 16 presidential poll.

It was reported that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party, however, explained that the adoption did not portend merger with the APC.

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