A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on Tuesday decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to join Social Democratic Party (SDP) as he announced his intention to run for president in the 2019 general elections.
Duke said he left the PDP after 20 years because it had derailed and lost its values and was not the same party he joined back then and served as a governor under.
A two-term governor of Cross River State, Duke, 57, announced his decision at the national secretariat of the SDP on Tuesday afternoon where he was received by the SDP national secretary, Shehu Gabam and other party leaders.
This comes after he said in an interview last Sunday that Nigeria is an underperforming and underachieving nation due to poor leadership.
He pledges to, however, deal with the “civil war” across the country, tackle the economic situation, get soldiers motivated and get Nigeria’s credit system working among others if he is elected as president.