A former presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof. Jerry Gana, has asked the FCT High Court to disqualify Donald Duke as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
Gana, a former minister of information, prayed the court to nullify the emergence of Duke on the grounds that the process that produced him violated the constitution of the party.
Duke polled 812 votes to defeat the former Minister, who scored 611 votes at the SDP National Convention in Abuja on October 7.
Gana said: “In the party’s constitution as provided under section 15(3), it was stipulated that the party will respect the principle of rotation and zoning because it is important to building up of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The provision specifies that the position of national chairman of SDP cannot come from the same part of Nigeria.”
The case has been adjourned till November 13.