Following the order of the court, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has discharged new designation forms to Prof. Jerry Gana, who was pronounced the presidential aspirant of Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Gana has affirmed getting the form while the gathering likewise affirmed accepting the court’s judgment which reversed the nomination of erstwhile governor Donald Duke.
Gana who was at the gathering’s secretariat, asked the authority to finish his designation method in accordance with the court rule.
“Arising from the court ruling, the INEC has been directed that you ensure that the processes of my nomination are put in place.”
“Therefore, they (INEC) have given us the forms, we have completed them, and the forms are supposed to be directed back to INEC through you.”
“I like to take this opportunity to say that by the grace of God the candidate of your party will be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,’’ he stated.
The gathering’s Deputy National Chairman, Dr Abdul Isiaq, got Gana who paid an affability stopover to the gathering national secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja had last Friday pronounced Gana as the legitimate aspirant of SDP in the 2019 race.
The gathering had before pronounced erstwhile Governor of Cross River, Mr Donald Duke, as its candidates for the 2019 General Elections.
The gathering announced Duke as champ of its primary decision; that he gathered 812 votes and Gana had 611.
In any case, Gana went to court so to announce him the champ in accordance with the zoning & moving equation of the gathering’s structure.
In his judgment, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf held that the arrangement included in the gathering’s structure were official on everyone & should be adhere to.
He revealed that the zoning & moving equation as included in the gathering’s structure specified that both the administrator of the gathering & the gathering candidates ought not originate from a similar zone.
Isiaq revealed that the gathering would follow the court mandate.
“As a party we have received the judgment from the High Court.”
“This party like you know is a very disciplined party and you will not find impunity in the process of our party. By so doing whatever the court say is what the party will comply with.”
The deputy national administrator said that the gathering would do the right thing on Gana’s petition to endorse his arrangement report to empower him to start his crusade.
Gana, who exhibited his designation forms to the gathering, encouraged the gathering’s National Working Committee (NWC) to accept his strategy record to empower him to start his crusade over the country.
“We like to appeal to the party’s leadership to facilitate the processes of our reaching out to the nation because we have lost some times. We are ready to go into campaign.’’
Gana revealed that analysis of his 5-point plan coded“SWIFT’’ would be made open once approved by the gathering authority.
“As soon as you show us the green light we will reach out to the nation. We will run an issue-based campaign.”
“We want to present to Nigeria a programme of development that will change the situation of ordinary people of Nigeria regarding the serious issue of security and biting poverty.’’
Gana, who guaranteed to convey everybody along independent of what had occurred, looked for the help of the gathering authority & its individuals.
“All of us must now mobilise because Nigerians are waiting for us. APC and PDP are not the answer, they are waiting for credible alternative, which is SDP.”
“We believe in solidarity and in working together so, there will be tremendous reconciliation and accommodation so that we can move together because we want the SDP to win and by the grace of God we will win,” he said.
Inquired as to whether he was thinking about picking Duke as his partner, Gana said it was an issue for the gathering authority to support.
“I will make proposal to them and they will approve and announce to the nation,” he stated.