The Social Democratic Party (SDP) says the only person that will give effective direction to SDP supporters in the forthcoming coming presidential election is Prof. Jerry Gana.
In a press release made available to trace reporter and sighed by Alfa Mohammed,
National Publicity Secretary of SDP .
According to the release, “It has come to the attention of the loyal National Working Committee (NWC) Members of our great party, SDP that a few persons within the party hierarchy are busy shopping for a presidential candidate to adopt on behalf of our party, the SDP.
“For the avoidance of doubts, the soul of SDP as at today, being the 6th day of February 2019 resides with the SDP Patriots, ably led by Prof Jerry Gana, comprising 26 State Chairmen and their Chapters, 8 of 12 functional NWC members, 3 out of the four functional National Vice Chairmen, 1.5m pooling Unit vote canvassers built by Prof Jerry Gana Presidential Campaign Team, 90% of National Executive Committee (NEC) members and millions of card carrying members of the Party across the country.
“Having failed to heed wise counsel by majority of the NWC members against appealing the judgment of the FCT High Court which gave the Party presidential mandate to Prof. Jerry Gana, the the National Chairman, Chief Olu Falae and the National Secretary, Alhaji Shehu Gabam have succeeded in denying our party of active participation in the presidential election coming up on 16th of February 2019, because their candidate Mr. Donald Duke who recovered the mandate through the Court of Appeal since a few weeks ago is nowhere to be found.
“With this state of woeful disappointment, the only person that can give effective direction to millions of SDP supporters on the February 16th presidential election is Prof Jerry Gana, CON; this he will do after due consultation with appropriate leaders and stakeholders in a matter of days.
“In the interim, we urge members to remain calm and await further information.