SDP endorses Buhari
The Social Democratic Party on Thursday endorsed the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari for the February 16 presidential election.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council held in Abuja.
The party’s National Chairman, Chief Olu Falae, was absent from the meeting.
A former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana; and a former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, are currently in court over the party’s presidential ticket.
But the party’s NEC, in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and read by the National Vice Chairman, Dr Abdul Ishaq, endorsed Buhari.
“The SDP has resolved to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari and vice-presidential candidate, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, of the All Progressives Congress as candidates of the party for the 2019 presidential election.
“Consequently, all members of the party are hereby enjoined to vote for President Buhari of the APC at the presidential election coming up on Saturday, February 16, 2019,” he said.
The NEC regretted that since the end of the party’s national convention on October 6, 2018 and Duke’s emergence as the presidential candidate, the party had been enmeshed in court cases which had significantly sapped the party’s energy, time and resources.
It said with less than 10 days to the presidential election, the party was caught in a web.