A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Donald Duke has cleared the air over a rumour that his running mate has resigned.

He said his running mate is still Shehu Gabam, and not Junaidu Mohammed, as being peddled around, rendering such news as fake.

Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker, stepped down as the Deputy National Chairman of the SDP but was erroneously reported as Duke’s running mate.

Junaid, who is one of the fiercest critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, told reporters that he decided to step down because of the “many hassles of the SDP.”

He said he had written letters to the Chairman of the party, Chief Olu Falae; and Duke but insists he is still a member of the party.

“It is true. I stepped down a while ago because of the many hassles.

“I also resigned as deputy national chairman. I have written to Chief Olu Falae and Mr. Donald Duke. However, I have not resigned from the party.”

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