2019: Nothing For Duke And Gana As SDP Chairman Endorses Atiku
The political game is becoming more interesting as the February 16 general elections draw closer.
On Thursday, January 24th, the Appeal Court declared former Cross River Governor, Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
But few hours after the judgement, the party’s Chairman, Olu Falae adopted another candidate for the presidential election.
Falae tactically endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The elder statesman disclosed his choice when the wife of Atiku, Titi visited leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, at the residence of Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
He said, “This government must not come back, for the sake of all of us; and even for the sake of the man (Buhari) himself. He does not have a clue of what is going on again. I don’t think he is well. He should just go home and rest. Some characters are hiding behind him to do evil.
“I wish Atiku well. We are on the same page, we are aiming at the same result. No one wants this government to come back because the government has failed. Things that have not been happening before are now happening in the country; herdsmen now kidnap people as the eagle picks chicken.
"We must cooperate so that we get the right result. I want to assure you that we are on the same page, we want the same result for this country. The reign of terror in this land must end.”
In his remarks, Fasoranti reiterated that the Afenifere would support any candidate that would restructure Nigeria.
“Our position in Afenifere is to support any candidate that will restructure Nigeria, because things are not moving in the country and we want the country to move forward,” he said.
Abubakar sought the Yoruba elders’ support for her husband.
“I want to assure you that my husband will not disappoint the Yoruba people and the country in general. He said he would restructure the country and I know he will do it,” she said.