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2023: SDP suspends campaign, reveals reason

Ahead of the 2023 election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has announced the suspension of its presidential campaigns over the death of the son of a prominent member of the party, former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung.

Recall POLITICS NIGERIA had reported how Dalung’s son, Nehemiah, died at the age of 33. Solomon Dalung is also a House of Representatives candidate in Plateau State.

Providing the update on the campaign suspension in a recent statement, SDP presidential flag-bearer, Adewole Adebayo, said: “Our campaign is suspended because our Director General, my brother Solomon Dalung lost his son, Nehemiah Dalung, so the body is being moved from Gombe to their home town.

“We have suspended our campaigns for the week.”

Meanwhile, 52 deregistered political parties in Nigeria have adopted Adebayo.

Speaking under the umbrella body of Mobilising All Nigerians for Good Governance, Odion Cedrack, the leader of the defunct parties said its members would register in the SDP and work for all the candidates of the party in all positions from the units to the wards and the National level. Cedrack however failed to name the parties.

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