Former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana’s faction of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Monday unanimously endorsed presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar as its consensus candidate for Saturday’s poll.
The endorsement came barely four days after another faction of the party led by Professor Tunde Adeniran endorsed the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Executives Council(NEC) of the SDP faction led by Chief Supo Shonibare, who was at the meeting elected as the party’s new National Chairman, arrived at the decision after its meeting in Abuja.
While announcing the decision contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the NEC meeting, the party’s newly elected National Secretary, Comrade Adakole Ijogi, said the SDP arrived at the decision, having considered all the options available.
He said the executives had observed the impasse occasion by the lingering court claims of its presidential candidates, which prevented any nationwide presidential campaign.
” In view of these challenges the NEC deliberately exhaustively and unanimously resolved to direct the Social Democratic Party supporters Nationwide to mobilise our members and members of the public to support the candidature of the Alh. Atiku Abubakar,” he added.
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