Former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, has emerged the flag bearer of the Social Democratic Party in the just concluded presidential primaries.
He emerged the winner with 812 votes out of a total votes cast of 1562 to beat four other contestants at the party’s National Convention held at the Old Parade ground in Abuja
His closest rival, Prof. Jerry Gana, polled a total of 612 votes.
Duke in his acceptance speech, described his emergence as collective victory for all aspirants that participated in the contest, as well for the party and the nation.
He said that primary was just a step in the contest, saying he will go through the nation to campaign and sell the party and it’s polices to citizens.
Duke called for the support of all aspirants, the party officials and Nigerians to win 2019 general election, saying “we will reawaken in Nigerians that yearning that we are destined to be, but we cannot do this alone.”
He said that Nigeria was not a divided nation but a country of common purpose.
“What divides us is inadequacy and wants, because in the face of this survival of the fittest comes in, which ought not to be so because there is more than enough for everyone.”
He said if Nigerians were productive and abide by rules and regulations , the nation would grow from strength to strength.
“This is what good governance is all about and that is what I stand for