Mr. Donal Duke, the former governor of Cross River State, on Friday joined the growing number of Nigerians who are aspiring to wrestle the Presidency from incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in the upcoming 2019 general elections.
The former Cross River state governor from 1999-2007 confirmed his intention to run for the country’s top job while speaking at the annual Law dinner of the University of Nigeria, Anambra State.
Duke who spoke on the topic ‘Nigeria In Clear and Present Danger’, explained that although he wasn’t yet sure of the platform with which he will be contesting, he was convinced that it was time to make a move towards addressing Nigeria’s.
He said, “I am putting myself forward for the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I’m not going to sit back any longer and postulate. And I want each one of those young people there to be part of it. That’s why I urge them to go and get their voter’s card and be part of this society.
“Don’t be onlookers any longer, this is not a football match where you sit in the audience and cheer and grumble. Get unto the field and take part.
“I’m not going to sit back, I’m going to take part,” he asserted.
Mr. Duke is one of the leading members of President Obasanjo’s Coalition For Nigeria Movement and it is believed that he will run on the platform of the group.