Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has picked the N1 million Expression of Interest form of the Social Democratic Party, SDP to contest for the Presidency of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr. Duke revealed this when he visited the national secretariat of the SDP in Abuja on Tuesday, telling journalists that he was a loyal member of the Peoples Democratic Party for 20 years but decided to leave after the party lost focus.
He said, “I was a member of the PDP but over the years we saw the fortunes and the values of the party dwindle. When a former President walks out of his party, you know there is something. Over the years, you will see that it lost its values and became a shadow of itself.
“That the PDP is zoning today is actually a betrayal of those ideals it started off with because it was a national organisation. Today, in some parts of the country, it is hardly in existence.”
The former governor criticized All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government for failing to improve the lives of Nigerians, saying the rising population, with the high rate of poverty and unemployment, posed a security threat if not probably checked