– SDP presidential candidate, Jerry Gana said only a presidential candidate from the North can win the 2019 election
– He said this while defending his nomination as the SDP presidential candidate
The Social Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Jerry Gana in a recent statement disclosed that the only way any political party can win the number one seat in the country is to feed in a Northern Presidential candidate.
He made this known while defending the reason for his nominee as the SDP Presidential aspirant for 2019.
According to the former minister in a statement on Channels TV’s RoadMap2019, he said, “Any party that really wants to win at the presidential level strategically, the candidate would come from the Northern State otherwise you will lose in terms of spread even if you have the volume.”
He made mention of the All Progressive Congress APC and the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, who nominated the Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar as their presidential candidates respectively.
He said both Atiku and Buhari are Northerners.
This statement comes after an Abuja high court declared Jerry Gana as the winner of the Social Democratic Party primary election that took place in October 2018.
The Abuja high court declared Donald Duke’s 812 votes null and void as compared to Jerry Gana’s 612 votes.
Furthermore, the court ordered the Social Democratic Party to feed in Jerry Gana as the party presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election slated for February 16.
Jerry Gana in his statement disclosed he has the support of the majority of the party members except for the likes of the Party Chairman, Chief Olu Falae and others, who are yet to give him full support.
The SDP Presidential candidate is not a new face in the political scene of the country.