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Supreme Court Upholds Donald Duke As SDP Presidential Candidate, Awards N3m Damages


The Supreme Court in Abuja, has upheld the Court of Appeal judgment declaring Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party for the 2019 general elections.

The judgment was delivered by the Supreme Court presided over by Justices Ejembi Eko, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Amiru Sanusi, Paul Galumje and Uwani Aji.

The court also awarded N3m in favour of Duke.

The appellate court in January declared Donald Duke as the SDP presidential flag bearer after overturning the ruling of the FCT High Court that disqualified him as the party’s flag bearer.

At the party primaries held on 6th October 2018, Mr Duke had polled 812 votes to defeat his rival, Prof. Jerry Gana, who polled 611.

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