AFTER endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for the February 16 election, the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) on Tuesday expelled its former presidential aspirant, Jerry Ghana and its Acting National Chairman Supo Shonibare with immediate effect.
The party, which endorsed President Mohammadu Buhari for a second term last week, also suspended its presidential candidate Donald Duke, accusing him of being critical of the party and disrespecting it.
SDP’s Director of Media and Publicity, Yemi Akinbode, announced this at a news briefing in Abuja.
Akinbode said Ghana and Shonibare were expelled for engaging in anti-party activities.
While Shonibare was accused of being the arrowhead of a splinter group, Ghana was accused of setting up a parallel National Executive Committee in the party.
Gana had rejected the endorsement of Buhari, insisting that “only “renegade members” of SDP took part in the meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee where the decision to endorse Buhari was taken.
According to him, majority of the authentic and principled members of the NEC were not invited to the meeting.
On his part, Donald Duke had after the endorsement maintained that he was still the presidential candidate of the party.