Professor Jerry Gana, a presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Celebration (SDP), has requested the FCT Excessive Court in Maitama to disqualify Donald Duke as the social gathering’s presidential candidate within the 2019 normal elections.
Jerry Gana, a former Minister of knowledge, filed the swimsuit on the FCT Excessive Court within the Maitama space of Abuja, asking it to nullify the emergence of the previous Cross River State governor as the SDP candidate on the grounds that the method that produced him violated the structure of the social gathering.
Donald Duke had polled 812 votes to defeat the previous minister who scored 611 votes on the SDP Nationwide Conference held at Outdated Parade Floor in Abuja on October 7. Professor Gana, nonetheless, claimed that the conference of the social gathering which ushered in Duke as the presidential candidate of the social gathering was unlawful and flawed.
He stated, “Within the social gathering’s structure as offered beneath part 15(3), it was stipulated that the social gathering will respect the precept of rotation and zoning as a result of it’s important to increase of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The supply specifies that the place of nationwide chairman of SDP can not come from the identical a part of Nigeria,” the presidential aspirant added.
He additionally informed the court that the social gathering’s structure offers that if the chairman comes from the southern a part of Nigeria, then the presidential candidate should come from the northern area. The case has been adjourned until November 13 due to the indisposition of the presiding choose, Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf.