Donald Duke’s SDP pulls out of CUPP

Donald Duke’s SDP pulls out of CUPP

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has hauled out of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), a gathering of more than 45 resistance political parties.

The party, which has erstwhile Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, as its presidential candidates in the pending general races, said it will start its crusade on December 19.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alpha Mohammed, in a short proclamation, Tuesday morning, in Abuja, reporting the improvement, did not anyway give the motive behind why the party hauled out.

In the announcement, the party’s secretary pledged discharging a point by point articulation on the issue later in the day.

Review that not long after the alliance of the CUPP issued an announcement reporting the endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its accord contender for the 2019 poll a week ago, SDP turned out to remove itself from the association, saying it had never made any move to that impact.

The explanation which was discharged by Alpha Mohammed, following the CUPP’s activity and titled: “SDP NWC to meet, issue statement on CUPP endorsement of Atiku next week”, read: “The attention of our great party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has been drawn to a statement issued Wednesday by the National Spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere to the effect that the coalition had endorsed the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as consensus candidate of the opposition for 2019 presidential election.”

“Be that as it may, we want to enjoin the general public, SDP faithfuls, especially all our candidates to carry on with their campaigns effectively, irrespective of the development.”

“We assure you that the SDP National Working Committee (NWC) will meet and issue appropriate statement on the matter next week.”