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I still want to be president – Donald Duke

Mr. Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River State, on Tuesday revealed that he would still like to become Nigeria’s president if the opportunity comes.

While speaking in Lagos, at an event tagged, “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders,” Duke 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.

The former governor, also said, power was never given easily, urging young people to engage in the political process as they could make a difference in nation building.

“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.” Duke said.

Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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