Donald Duke, the former governor of cross River State has showed interest at the 3rd Mike Omotosho Annual Lecture titled, “Mellinials as Protagonists in Nation Building,” on Sunday night in Abuja to contest for the 2019 presidency election.
During the lecture, he has challenged the youths to fully participate in the electoral process by getting their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, and sensitizing others ahead of 2019 general election, rather than loafing around, looking for who to heap their problems on
The former governor charged that Its high time Nigerians begun to project people with the technical know-how to take the country to the Promised Land. He said, “We had young leadership at one stage or the other. Even in our first republic, besides the likes of Awolowo, Tafawa Balewa, M. T. Mbu was in his twenties when he became a minister, Gowon was 30 when he became the head of state”. It comes back to the disaster therein because most of them didn’t have experience in governance, which led us into war. We need the combination of both.
The ex-governor, while rating the activities of the present administration, said, there was disconnection between President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabinet members. According to him, “The challenge we have today is the disconnection between the president and even the ministers.”