SDP moves to resolve presidential ticket crisis

….Says Nigerians will not be betrayed

The Social Democratic Party(SDP) has said it has put in place a conflict resolution mechanism to resolve the crisis presently rocking the party over its presidential ticket.

In a statement issued in Abuja, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed said the leadership would ensure that the matter does not degenerate to the extent of jeopardising the confidence reposed in it by Nigerians as the alternative party in the forthcoming 2019 general election.

The statement reads in part: “The attention of the leadership of the social democratic party, SDP has been drawn to the grievances expressed by one of its Presidential aspirants in the just concluded Presidential primary election, Prof.Jerry Gana at a press conference addressed a few hours ago by the DG of his campaign organisation, Dr Ike. Neliaku.

“Consequently, we consider it imperative to state categorically that the National Head Quarter of SDP has received a petition filed by the aspirant, and the presidential primary election appeal panel has commenced seating on the appeal with the review to studying the grounds of the appeal and making necessary decisions.

“Similarly, being an internal party affair, the conflict resolution mechanism of the party is also being put in to effect to ensure that the matter does not degenerate to the extent of jeopardising the confidence reposed in it by Nigerians as the alternative party in the forthcoming 2019 general election.”

Mohammed saidtThe party holds professor Jerry Gana to a very high esteem and would continue to treat him with utmost respect as a senior stakeholder and one of the father figures in the party.

“Be that as it may, we urges all its members across the globe; as well as the concerned members of the public to be calm and be rest assured that the matter will be resolved internally without delay and the party will come out stronger from it.
We thank all those who have called to either express concern or solidarity with the party,” he added.

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