I Want To Be President – Donald Duke

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By Luqman Openiyi

A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on Tuesday declared that he wants to be Nigeria’s President.

The ex-governor spoke at a program, “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders,” held in Lagos.

Duke said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he would still contest for the highest office in the country at the appropriate time.

He further explained that it was because of his preference for the presidential seat that he did not vie for any federal legislative seat after serving out his terms as governor.

He said, “I do not have the flair for the legislature; standing up and sitting down at the chambers to raise a point.

“That was why I did not contest for the Senate but the Presidency, after serving out my term as governor.”

“I have contested the Presidency before; I will still give it a shot when the opportunity presents itself. I believe I still have the energy in me,” he said.

He, however, canvassed the reform of the country’s political system to accommodate wider participation and good governance.

He suggested the review of the electoral law to allow for independent candidacy.

Duke said the country’s democracy would fare better if young people, who form the larger proportion of the population,took more active part in its political process.

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7 commentsOn I Want To Be President – Donald Duke

  • when would the opportunity show itselt, we are tired of waiting, let the political revolution for the teaming population commence,God Bless you Bro Don

  • I support you,and I belive that God is in your side,no any Man execpt you,go and win,In Jesus Amen

  • Comrade Ettah Emmanuel

    Nigeria Youths Arise 4 True Democracy – Worldwide. Whose aim is youths support for youths aspiring for political positions in Nigeria. We have found the mantle in you and we are ready to give you %100 support in your aspiration. Your mandate will be a blessing to Nigerians. Don Duke is the phenomenone Nigeria needs. #ettahemmani #NigeriaYouthsArise.

  • ….you are on point Sir., who else if not you?

  • Comrade Ogar Linus Ogabo

    You have my Blessings and full support as well as from every meaningful Nigerians and the good people of Cross River state, who long to see our dear country Nigeria standing tall in the community of nations, yes, Nigerians need you now, to manifest your transforming power as in the days in office as the EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR of CROSS RIVER state. Show the world you can and you have done it before.
    God Bless Nigeria
    God Bless our future PRESIDENT
    God Bless DONALD DUKE
    God Bless All who will support Donald Duke.


  • Go on baba u are too too fit
    100% and God will be ur strength

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