Duke, Our Presidential Candidate, Not Buhari – C’ River SDP


The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Cross River State, Mr Eyo Ekpo, has declared the recent adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by the National Executive Council, NEC of his party, as undemocratic and against the Constitution and therefore, said that the exercise was null and void.
Ekpo, who spoke in Calabar yesterday said that the party’s presidential candidate was Mr Donald Duke who won the primaries of the party in October 2018.
He said, the executive members of the SDP and all the party’s candidates in the state would continue to work with Mr Duke towards winning the presidential election on Saturday.
According to him, “We will continue to support Donald Duke for the Presidency because the decision of the NEC of the party doesn’t have popular support of the people. Duke remains the candidate of the party recognized by INEC”.
The lawyer and former attorney general of the state, who is confident of victory in the March 2 gubernatorial election, claimed because of Governor Ayade’s poor performance, that even the north where he comes from would not vote him.
He said the governor noticed this during his state tour that people were more concerned about good governance and not where the Governor came from.