2019: Gana defies Falae, flags off campaign


The Prof. Jerry Gana Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Saturday flouted the directive of National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae and carried on with the unveiling programmes of its principal to mark the commencement of 2019 election campaign.

SDP national chairman had urged the party officials and members to shun the event pending the determination of the suit at the Appeal Court.

Recall that a Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja on Dec. 14, declared that Gana and not Mr Donald Duke, was the authentic Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 election.

But the G19/Gana Campaign Director-General, Dr Ike Neliaku said: “ the Gana Presidential Campaign train is set to leave the station tomorrow December 29 (Saturday), and will run swiftly to redeem the time and arrive its destination successfully and unhindered.

He said that they were prepared to win the election and help other serious candidates of the party to win their elections as well.

“We did not seek the party tickets to become merchants, traders and transnationals, we are too serious a community of people to engage in such.

“By the grace of God, we are running the race to win and determined to secure resounding victories for the Party.

The DG explained that following the High Court Judgment in favour of Prof. Gana as the 2019 Presidential Candidate of the SDP, and in the spirit of “our avowed commitment to Party Constitution, Gana wrote the National Chairman on Dec. 17 to inform him of the judgment and sought audience on Dec. 19 to brief the National Working Committee (NWC) on the agenda and roadmap of his campaign thrust.

While Falae and the National Secretary, Alhaji Musa Shehu Gabam were conspicuously absent at the occasion in Abuja, ”the Deputy National Chairman South, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, responded on December 18, conveying his inability to be in Abuja as requested.

The SDP presidential candidate also  constituted  members of his campaign team ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

The Director General of the G19 Team, Dr. Neliaku read out the composition of the campaign team and the agenda code- named SWIFT.

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