SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, (THEWILL) – Former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke, has reacted to the court Judgement nullifying his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) saying he would appeal the judgement.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Duke insisted that he won the party’s primary election fairly and would fight to uphold that mandate.
He described the judgement of the FCT High Court which removed him as the party’s candidate as “a microcosm of one of the biggest problems we have in Nigeria today.”
The former governor stated further that he contested in the primary not on the basis of his tribal or religious affiliations, but on the basis of his ability.
In view of this, he vowed to appeal the judgement of the court and was confident that he would reclaim his mandate
“Our legal team shall appeal the ruling and I am confident that we will be victorious,” he tweeted.