Monday, 15 January 2018

"I will aspire for presidency of this country" Says Former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke

Donald Duke
Donald Duke, who governed Cross River State from 1999 to 2007 has said he is going to aspire for the President of Nigeria. He was however not specific on the timeline of his ambition, but insists "“I am entitled to run for the presidency of this country"
Duke, who is regarded as a great leader among many Nigerians, made the declaration at the
3rd Mike Omotosho Annual Lecture titled, “Mellinials as Protagonists in Nation Building which held January 14 in Abuja.
Here are his exact words:
 
“I am entitled to run for the presidency of this country. I am entitled to it. Only on right circumstances I will aspire for it. I don’t shy away from responsibility, only the right circumstance, I will aspire for presidency of this country. I have what it takes to be president of this country."


“I hear young people say to me that why would there spend hours queuing and casting their votes when at the end their votes won’t count. And I tell that if their parents conceived them they never gave up on them considering the high mortality rate so why would there not take a chance in building this nation?

“We had young leadership at one stage or the other. Even in our first republic, besides the likes of Awolowo, Tafawa Balewa, M. T. Mbu was in his twenties when he became a minister. “Gowon was 30 when he became the head of state. It comes back to the disaster therein because most of them didn’t have experience in governance, which led us into war. We need the combination of both. “What I think we should be doing is to a government that is youth friendly to provide opportunities because we need to groom the next set of leadership.”

“The challenge we have today is the disconnect. That is the challenge of the governance today. Because if you speak with the folks in government, and I am been candid her"
 

“I am entitled to run for the presidency of this country. I am entitled to it. Only on right circumstances I will aspire for it. I don’t shy away from responsibility, only the right circumstance, I will aspire for presidency of this country. I have what it takes to be president of this country." Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1146274-donald-duke-indicates-interest-run-president-2019.html#1146274

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