👤 By Abdul Tukur
ABUJA — Donald Duke has joined the race to replace President Muhamamdu Buhari.
The former Governor of Cross River who recently joined the Social Democratic Party, SDP announced his candidacy today, saying “Nigerians are yearning for something better.”
The Senate President Bukola Saraki launched his campaign to become the next President of Nigeria on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP last week.
There are 11 other candidate hoping to secure the PDP Presidential ticket for the February 2019 election.
Mr Duke, a former member of the PDP who picked up interest form of the SDP costing one million Naira, said his former party has become a “shadow of itself.”
“The PDP we joined in 1998 is certainly not the same party that is in place today.
“When the former President of the country walked away from the party, you should know there is problem somewhere.
“PDP is the first truly national party, but over the years, you will see that it lost that and became a shadow of itself,” he said.
He explained that the SDP would provide solutions to Nigeria’s problems.
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“I believe that the nation is seeking for rebirth. I believe that most Nigerians are yearning for something different and better and I am hoping that as like minds, we will come together.’’