THE leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), on Thursday clarified that the substitution of Dr Junaid as its Vice Presidential Candidate with Alhaji Shehu Misa Gsban was based on consensus arrangement.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja last night by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed.
” Dr Junaid’s substitution was subjected to delebration at the party’s leadership level which he is a member and the consensus was that he should step down for positive strategic reasons.
“Hence as a genuine party man, he voluntarily stepped down as he was quoted; and thereafter signed all the 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 Alh. Shehu Musa Gabam from the North Eastern party of the country as the vice presidential candidate.”