Social Democratic Party (SDP) Adopts Buhari As Candidate, Dumps Donald Duke


The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has adopted APC candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari as its consensus candidate for the February 16 presidential election.

The party, who had former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke as its flag-bearer, has now endorsed the candidacy of Buhari.

This decision was reached on Thursday during the party’s national executive council meeting in Abuja.
SDP NEC, however, explained that the adoption does not herald a merger with the APC.

Duke was declared the presidential candidate of the party in January following a ruling by the court of appeal in Abuja which set aside the judgment of an Abuja high court declaring former information minister, Jerry Gana, as the party’s presidential flagbearer.

Donlad Duke left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018 to pursue his presidential ambitions on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Moshood “MKO” Abiola won the 1993 presidential election on the platform of the SDP. He was recently honoured with the first-ever posthumous GCFR in Nigeria history in 2018.

This was done by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) had also in January, endorsed Buhari’s re-election.

The party made the move after Oby Ezekwesili, its presidential candidate, withdrew from the race.

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