Donald Duke, the Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has put the present administration on blast for carrying out the suspension of the embattled chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
According to the former Cross Rivers state governor, who he hailed the court of appeal, for upholding his candidacy of SDP, but trashed the present administration for “blatant and arrogant display of power exhibited.”
Speaking via his twitter handle on Friday, the presidential candidate said this government tried also to remove Bukola Saraki, head of the legislative arm and failed but the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
While I’m glad the appeals court upheld my constitutional right to contest for the office of president of our country, I’m shocked at the blatant and arrogant display of power exhibited by the administration in the removal of the CJN and shamefully, Justice Tanko Mohammed accepts to be sworn in.
They attempted removing the head of the legislative arm now it’s the judiciary. Atiku is NEXT.
Wait and see.
Donald Duke (born 30 September, 1961 in Calabar) is a Nigerian politician. He was the Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
Spearheading the incumbent debt of Nigeria, Duke pushed for democracy and against military control. He stated; “What got the military out of power was not democracy but the dreadful state of the economy. If we, the democratic government, cannot deliver food for the mass of people we can forget about democracy.”
Duke received praises for his contributions to the fields of agriculture, urban development, government, environment, information and communication, investment drive, and tourism and making Calabar the cleanest city in Nigeria.
Donald Duke announced that he would run for the presidency in the 2007 presidential election, but stepped aside in favour of the eventual winner, Umaru Yar’Adua.
On 8th June 2018, Donald Duke declared interest in running for presidency in 2019 with media at the top of the decision publicity.
On Tuesday, 4th September, 2018, Donald Duke after much silence as to what party he’ll be running under for president, announced that he’ll be leaving PDP and run under SDP.
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