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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Donald Duke reveals ambition to contest for President of Nigeria

Former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, has revealed that he still has a Presidential ambition. Speaking on Tuesday at a programme titled "The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders", Duke confirmed that if the opportunity presents itself, he'll take it, also revealing that he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
These are the kinds of leaders we need!

“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.

Duke stated that democracy in Nigeria would fare better if young people played a more active part and use their prime to add value to the country.

“I want to urge young people in the country not to see leadership as if it belongs to some people, but do everything positive to be part of it. You can only make a difference at the prime of your life. You can actually add value now, not when you are above 50. So, you need to be part of the political process and play your part. It is your right to be there; nobody is doing you a favour. You represent more than 60 per cent of the population;  you don’t have to beg for it. Just make effort to make that change and contribute your quota to nation building," he said.

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just imagine Donald Duke and Peter obi in Aso rock? . But,No, the Northern Oligarchy will not let that happen.

dj banti said...

He fit win o

Anonymous said...

Sure that is funny!! I know your having there reading our comment. But all is well ' Your the best

livingstone chibuike said...

wishing u well

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay o


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

He has my vote

Anonymous said...

Handsome man, i hope say no be thief you sef wan go thief?.....just saying

GALORE said...

Standing ovation


This is my Governor


@Galore

Anonymous said...

More grease to his elbow. These are men who are supposed to rule Nigeria. Not semi literates of questionable charactets.

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Anonymous said...

Well can we see your achievements as a Governor first off. How much were you given every month from the federal government and what did you do with it? Secondly, asides the oil you have in cross river, if they had any, how was the economy diversified? Even if na Hausa man, we would ask questions that would need to be answered as a youth in this country. We need to vote for sensible people.

Akpuruka said...

Donald Trump...Donald Duke, well let's see how it plays out. Maybe the Donald bit will make it happen.

Julius Tha Freshboi said...

Relax mbok.. no be ur type we dey find.. respect ur humble sef biko!

Anonymous said...

The country needs enlightened pple to move forward.not all these dumb illiterate hausa people dat feel it's their birthright without brains.i support any leanered man

Anonymous said...

Ashi Ma pe yin... Ko ti kan yin sir

motherhen said...

Fine boy no pimples. Lol

Samuel Etim said...

I stand with duke

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Visionary said...

Mr Donald Duke, please don't hesitate to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

We need fresh hands pls,old rather try osinbajo

joseph stanley said...

I pray dey don't kill him before den

Anonymous said...



is this Duke related to a former Duke in Nigerian Navy? if Yes then he fail, bcos he is a product of corruption!!! na me talk am!!!

Anonymous said...



is this Duke related to a former Duke in Nigerian Navy? if Yes then he fail, bcos he is a product of corruption!!! na me talk am!!!

Anonymous said...



is this Duke related to a former Duke in Nigerian Navy? if Yes then he fail, bcos he is a product of corruption!!! na me talk am!!!

Anonymous said...



is this Duke related to a former Duke in Nigerian Navy? if Yes then he fail, bcos he is a product of corruption!!! na me talk am!!! Linda publish this. freedom of expression but me i like am bcos he is young and handsome and educated. He has my vote!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...



is this Duke related to a former Duke in Nigerian Navy? if Yes then he fail, bcos he is a product of corruption!!! na me talk am!!! Linda publish this. freedom of expression but me i like am bcos he is young and handsome and educated. He has my vote!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...



is this Duke related to a former Duke in Nigerian Navy? if Yes then he fail, bcos he is a product of corruption!!! na me talk am!!! Linda publish this. freedom of expression but me i like am bcos he is young and handsome and educated. He has my vote!!!!!!!!!!

Ade Olasengbe said...

Let's wait and see

Anonymous said...

Please we should be very careful the kind of people we vote into power. This Donald Duke is one of the most silent criminal/looters n his era coupled with Odili,he stole more than Ibori sef. He was just smart and used Tinapa project to cover everything up. He will not do better than what we are seeing now forget fine face and youthfulness.

Anonymous said...

Before nko? He is one of the most coded thieves in his era.

Anonymous said...

Donald is the biggest thief in his era. His state allocation was among the biggest if not the biggest,we didn't see what he did apart from the Tinapa project he used to cover face. He be deceiving people with his fine face and his cool mien. Coded thief!

Anonymous said...

if northern Nigeria go gree.

Anonymous said...

Looooool scam!
Iss like the film trick Buhari did hasn't cleared from Nigerians eyes. Buffering .... part 2 episode 1
Haceeee duke pls unreveal that intention. Thanks & Gos bless

Anonymous said...

I stand with Duke too, Duke and Peter Obi

Anonymous said...

Your name is mpama

Riola Schwartz said...

We don't want any former governor ...abegi fresh faces Biko

Anonymous said...

Thi is the spirit of Herod, which kills someone's ambitions at infancy.

Anonymous said...

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Studio76 said...

You are not enlightened at all, do you know how much revenue Tinapa is currently grossing for the state government, these are developmental project that will not just create employments but also continue to generate revenue. You do not always have to personalize everything along party lines. Nigeria will become a better Nation when we all start viewing issue beyond party sentiments.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Please do!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

I sure know he gave calabar festival the publicity and It's a tourism development

Adeyinka Adeagbo said...

Shey na handsome we wan chop abeg na integrity ,honesty and goodwill we need not crooks .



























































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Anonymous said...

some people comment on things the know nothing about.

Maximum Grade said...

Is not better that he did visible project than taking the whole money abroad to bank.

uche thecla said...

Peter obi. Duke and fashola will make a great leader. But no the northerners will decear war.

Anonymous said...

Yay please do ooo!!! He transformed calabar he is very strict governor, very clean man. Calabar was spotless during his time. Guys lets give him a chance. I

Maximum Grade said...

This country needs young people to take over from all this analog cabals

Samray said...

Your welcome sir.

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

V'e been waiting. What took you so long?

I told y'all Nigeria was going to get better and develop. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeess


Time to get bodyguards though.

Trust me guys, this guy is a brilliant policy maker, executor, visionary. Whoooo. And i never even met him before

Bayrah said...

Shut up anonymous 1:36. Just shut your stupid mouth up. Who is the saint? Even local government chairmen loot more than some senators. If youu were to be given that position you will not do differently. Fash baba looted the hell out of lagos but baba anti kwaraption still deemed him fit to be a minister. We are no more ignorantly looking for saints to lead us, what we need are people who can combine their personal interests with Nigeria's development.

TEE said...

i just love this man. just imagine him and the senator from kaduna (Sani)and now imagine how our country will look like. The young people need to wake up.

Anonymous said...

This same man that sold Cross River Bakassi to Cameroon because he thought Obasanjo will make him President. Pls beware and be aware!!!!!!! Ask him who else he is willing to sell of this time

Sam X said...

Nobody needs to go into politics to make a visible and undeniable change,these guys are just hungry for cash and power, bunch of mediocres.

noel said...

This one na thief wey go under the radar. The man chop and clean mouth like say nothing happen.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, this is the best and most truthful comment I have ever come across. we arent actualy looking for saints because we cant even find one. We just need someone who would steal reasonably and govern reasonably by transforming this country for good.

JOYCHY said...

This man can do no wrong in my eyes......................I love you jor. Patiently waiting!!

Jakesocius said...

Mr Duke you are definitely one of the best for that office. We need you mbok! Just wish we can have you and Akpabio...Nigeria will become Dubai of Africa!

Martins Oghenemineh Idahosa said...

I stand with Donald Duke...

Anonymous said...

That agenda will fail now and i dont want him to be ridiculed.
Let him join a new "corrupt free' party and contest as a vice president first. Note that Goodluck is from that region and the region may not get the slot now.

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