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2019 Election: Gana Drags Duke To Supreme Court Over SDP Presidential Ticket



Prof. Jerry Gana has vowed to drag Mr Donald Duke before the supreme court over 2019 presidential candidacy of the Social Democratic Party.

Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, the Prof. Jerry Gana Presidential Campaign Team spokesperson described the judgment of the appeal court as unacceptable and a miscarriage of justice.

Recall that as earlier published by Naija News, a three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, in a unanimous decision on Thursday affirmed Donald Duke as the SDP’s presidential candidate.

The court judgement was delivered by Justice Abdul Aboki on the appeal filed by Duke after an earlier judgment of an Abuja High Court which declared Jerry Gana as the party’s candidate.

In his reaction, Neliaku, said “We were utterly shocked, dumbfounded and dismayed when the appellant lead Counsel thanked the Justices for their adventure into other matters not canvassed by the parties in the Appeal. This absurdity is one of its kind! ‘

“Arising from the above and many other lacunas and contradictions in the judgment, we have carefully weighed the views and options presented by our stakeholders and supporters across the world, and resolved to accede to what is in the long term interest of our democracy.

“It is therefore our considered opinion that the judgment of the Court of Appeal is erroneous, contradictory and a miscarriage of justice. The decision is therefore not acceptable to us.

“Accordingly, our candidate, Gana, has resolved to appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court.

“We believe that, apart from setting the records straight and clarifying matters of Constitutional Order, this will strengthen our electoral law, enrich our jurisprudence, as well as deepen and widening our democracy.’’

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