SDP Chairmen Forum asserts Duke’s candidacy

[FILE PHOTO] Donald Duke Forum of state chairmen of Social Democratic Party (SDP) has same they’re committed to continued support and mobilisation for mister. Donald Duke, because the party’s presidential candidate in next year’s election. The forum explained that the stand is in spite of the ruling of the Abuja court presided over by Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, that invalid him in line with the Provisions of Article 15; 3(ii) of the Constitution of SDP 2018 as (amended). in an exceedingly statement yesterday, the forum’s chairman, Oke Idawene and Secretary General, Abubakar Dogara, same the judgment has no basis, considering that the court has no locus standi to deny and scuttle the inalienable rights of a presidential flag bearer, WHO was punctually nonappointive and came back because the party’s candidate. The forum recalled the availability within the Electoral Act, stressing that a party’s call on the selection of its candidate is superior to the other thought, declaring that the party contains a constitutional privilege for judgment on such matters. The forum so contended that the crux of the matter is that the court misinterpreted Article 15:3 (ii)(2) of SDP Constitution, that states that the workplace of the president and national chairman shall rotate between the South and North and among the six politics zones. It added: “What the overwhelming majority of delegates did on the sixth of Oct 2018 was to elect our presidential candidate and not president; otherwise, the sole logical consequence of the court’s call would be that faculty member Krauthead Gana be sworn in as President of Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29h might 2019.” The forum extra that the difficulty is additional of a political call that amounts, first, to reading what was ne’er written into our party constitution; and, second, to implicitly enshrining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and every one Progressives Congress (APC) principles of political ‘zoning’ into the 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria. The statement reads: “That the forum of SDP state party chairmen, supported the higher than provision and clarification, can pursue to a logical conclusion the mandate given to United States of America by thousands of party members from the thirty seven states of Federal Republic of Nigeria, as well as Abuja, herewith rejects the {abuja|Abuja|capital of Federal Republic of Nigeria|Nigerian capital|national capital} High Court’s ruling against the would like and mandate of the party’s delegates WHO volitionally and overwhelming handed the mandate of the individuals to Donald Duke at the Oct sixth 2018 presidential convention PRN by the constitution and laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” It secure to square by the party leadership and abide by the unanimous call taken by the delegates and therefore the mandate of the thirty seven state chapters, that irresistibly appointed and came back mister. Donald Duke because the presidential candidate of the SDP throughout the party’s national convention and presidential primaries.