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SDP Splits into Factions over Gana, Duke Dispute

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) may have split over support for court-declared presidential candidate, Professor Jerry Gana, and the supposed winner of the party’s national convention and former Cross Rivers State Governor, Mr. Donald Duke.

While the National Chairman of the party, Olu Falae and the National Secretary, Shehu Gabam, are on the side of Duke, other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) are supporting Professor Gana.

It was gathered however, that the majority of the members of the NWC told the chairman and those aligning with him that going to court to appeal the ruling would be counterproductive with about 50 days to the presidential election.”

A member of the NWC and National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, who confirmed this to THISDAY in Minna on Monday said “We are backing Professor Gana in obedience to the court decision, we are a law abiding party and we should respect the law if we want the people to take us serious.

THISDAY, January 2, 2019

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