The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has suspended its two presidential candidates, Jerry Gana and Donald Duke, over alleged anti-party activities.
Yemi Akinbode, SDP’s Director of Media and Publicity, announced this during a press briefing at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Recall, that SDP had last week Thursday announced its withdrawal from the Feb. 16, presidential election due to its legal battle between presidential candidates; Donald Duke and Jerry Gana.
The party also adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate.
The party in a statement said the decision was part of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has resolved to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as candidates of our party for the 2019 presidential election.
“The decision was due to a lingering legal battle between Donald Duke, the winner of the SDP presidential primaries and his major challenger, Prof. Jerry Gana.”