I intend to take on Buhari in 2019 says Duke as he declares Presidential intention
“We can’t go on this way and keep complaining. Someone has to take the bull by the horns and I intend to that,” were the exact words of a former Governor of Cross River state Donald Duke as he formally declared his intention to run against incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential elections.
Speaking to foreign journalists on Friday, Duke said the present leadership in the country today is totally out of tune with the current realities of the Nigerian nation.
“I see a leadership that is steeped in the past and that’s really refused to evolve with a nation that’s predominantly a nation of young, aspiring people, and still doing the things the way they were done many many years ago and did not work,” he said.
Speaking further he said “when you have a leadership that blames its young people, for instance, of not striving enough, or being lazy, it’s a disconnect because the tools to make them achieve their aspirations have not been provided.
“Look at the state of education. The state of education today is a far cry from what I received. So the elites amongst us try to send their children abroad; that’s a dream. They’re gonna breed a generation of children who are disconnected from home and from abroad.
“We had good schools here that could compete with schools anywhere in the world. We had some of the best medical facilities in the 60s and early 70s, all of that has gone to rot. The president himself receives medical treatment abroad. That is a sad state of affairs.”