Junaid Mohammed resigns as Donald Duke’s running mate

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Junaid Mohammed has resigned as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Donald Duke.

The Second Republic lawmaker revealed on Thursday, December 13, 2018 that he made the decision due to ‘many hassles’ in the party.

“It is true. I stepped down a while ago because of the many hassles,” he told The Punch.

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He noted that he also resigned as the SDP’s deputy national chairman and has notified both Duke and the party’s national chairman, Chief Olu Falae, about his decision.

Mohammed’s decision is bound to be a setback for Duke’s presidential campaign after the party announced on Tuesday, December 11 that its campaign will commence next week.

The party also quit its association with the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) this week after the coalition endorsed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, as its consensus candidate.

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