As the 2023 general election in Nigeria approaches, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has denied alliance with any other political party.
The National Publicity Secretary of the SDP Mr. Rufus Aiyenigba, who made the statement in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, stressed that the issue of alliance with any party is a “false claim” and not in the interest of the party or the nation.
Mr. Aiyenigba said that the SDP’s attention was drawn to a claim by “one Alfa Mohammed’’ that the SDP was considering an alliance with the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
He noted that Mohammed, who was a former deputy National Publicity Secretary of the SDP has been expelled from the party and is no longer a member of the SDP. Therefore, he has no right to speak for the party.
According to the SDP National Publicity Secretary, “the party had several times disclaimed false publications from Mohammed and his disregard for decorum.
“…Those actions led to Mohammed being relieved of his position as deputy publicity secretary of the party in November 2018 before he was suspended from the party in March 2019 by the National Working Committee (NWC).
“Mohammed was later expelled by the National Executive Committee (NEC) in August 2019, which was upheld by the subsequent National Convention of the party in June 2022.
“Currently as we speak, Mohammed is a member of the APC and even a strong member of one of the support groups of that party called the South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA).
Mr. Aiyenigba said that the SDP and its presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo were not in the 2023 election race for the fun of it, but to win.
He said that Adebayo had been engaging Nigerians and all critical stakeholders including the youths on his ambition to win and develop Nigeria.
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