The running mate, Mohammed Junaid, to the Presidential Candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke has been substituted.
Shehu Musa Gabam, who is also the National Secretary of the party, replaces Mohammed Junaid.
The party announced on Thursday through its Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, said the substitution was done long ago.
He said Junaid’s substitution was subjected to deliberation at the party’s leadership level which he was a member. Mohammed said the consensus was that Junaid should step down as running mate for strategic reasons.
“Hence, as a genuine party man, he voluntarily stepped down and thereafter signed all the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) forms required to perfect the substitution process.
He remains one of our highly respected leaders the party is proud to have. Meanwhile, the substitution which was done long ago now has Shehu Musa Gabam from the North East as our vice presidential candidate” he said.