The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has denied rumours making the rounds that its Kogi governorship candidate, Muritala Ajaka, has withdrawn his case from the election petition tribunal.
Ajaka is challenging the outcome of the November 11 governorship election won by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo.
Reacting to claims that SDP has conceded defeat, Isaiah Davies Ijele, Director of Media for Muri/Sam Campaign Council/SDP, dismissed the information as fake.
Ijele said in a statement that those spreading the rumour are speaking out of delusional rage or hallucination.
The party affirmed that Ajaka and SDP will not succumb to any pressure to withdraw the tribunal case.
According to the statement, SDP’s legal team is set to defend the petition and only waiting for the court’s scheduled sittings.
SDP urged its supporters and Ajaka’s backers to disregard such “fake rumours” from failed politicians unable to prove themselves in power.
The party made clear that it stands by the decision to challenge the poll result through legal means at the tribunal.