The previous governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has put forward and insisted that president Muhammadu Buhari’s unaccepted performance is one of the major reasons he is contesting for the presidency.
In addition to that, he proceeded by saying he had no intention of leaving PDP but he was not happy with the party. He suggested that the party was given huge opportunities by the country and it has short changed the country.
Nigerians would totally believe that the country is not performing due to bad leadership.
In this article, you will tend to know more about Donald Duke who wants to contest in the next general election. At least 7 things will be listed to you and this will be as follows;
1. DATE OF BIRTH
Donald Duke was born 30th September, 1961(57) in Calabar. River from 29 may 1999, to 29 may 2007. He was preceded by Christopher Osondu and succeeded by Liyel Imoke.
2. FAMILY BACKGROUND
Donald Duke was fathered by Henry Etim Duke who was a great fan of Walt Disney. He also had four siblings and he fully developed himself in the western part of Nigeria. His mother, Genevieve Etim Duke gave birth to him in the eastern part of Nigeria.
3. NET WORTH
His net worth has improved massively in 2019. Despite the numbers vary depending on the information. Donald Duke net worth is estimated to be in the range of $63095734 in 2019.
4. INDIVIDUAL POSTS
In 1991, he was appointed as a member of the board of directors of voice of Nigeria. The following year, he was appointed as a member of the state executive council and commissioner for finance, budget and planning. Then he later went on to be the governor in 1999, ruling for two terms.
His primary and secondary educations were Corona and Saint Mary’s School and Federal Government Colleges respectively. He proceeded in receiving his LLb degree in 1982 at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and a BL from the Nigerian law school, the following year.
6. HE HAD RUN FOR PRESIDENCY IN 2007
He announced that year in would run for the post but later lost to eventual winner Umaru Yar’ Adua who is now late.
7. HE INITIATED THE CALABAR CARNIVAL
Donald Duke initiated what we call the Calabar Carnival which commenced in 2004 and is famously known as Africa’s biggest street party.