Okwe Obi, Abuja
Presidential contender of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Professor Jerry Gana, has expressed disappointment over the ruling of the Supreme Court, which recognised Donald Duke as the authentic presidential candidate of the party.
Gana had challenged the outcome of the party’s convention that produced Duke as the party’s standard bearer, claiming that the slot was zoned to the North.
But, in a statement signed by the Director General of G19, Dr Ike Neliaku, yesterday, entitled: ‘Before the curtain draws’, Gana expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling and stressed that time would unearth the repercussions of the judgement.
He said : “As disappointed as we may all feel, it is important to remind ourselves of the saying that the Supreme Court is not supreme, because it is infallible, but, only because it is the final court of the land. It is only time that will reveal the grave consequences and implications of that judgment.”
He, also, divulged plans to organise a consultative meeting to chart a new course for his teaming supporters, by coming up with what he called ‘New and credible political order in Nigeria.’ “We hope to soon convene a consultative meeting to jointly review and decide our collective future.
“We shall continue to march on and flourish, under the leadership of Prof. Jerry Gana; together, we will continue to resolutely uphold our collective principles and vision for the emergence of a new and credible political order in Nigeria.
“We’ll continue to invest in these virtues, insisting that, contrary to the majority opinion of today’s men, the end does not necessarily, and must not, justify the means.
“The beginning may have been tough, but, with tenacity of heart and sincerity of purpose, victory is assured.
“We are grateful to God for giving us the strength, grace and courage to have come this far. As in the proverbial saying, ‘weeping may endure for a night, but, joy comes in the morning’,” he submitted.