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“You’ve Been Contesting For Presidency Since 1992” – Donald Duke Slams Atiku [Video]

Former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke has spoken on the Presidential ambition of PDP aspirant, Atiku Abubakar.

In a viral video on social media, Duke said Atiku had been involved in the presidential race since 1992 from one party to another in his consistent bid for the presidency.

The ex-governor urged him to leave the post instead of running for office for the 6th time and consider being a “kingmaker”

Duke said,

“Let’s take a look at the four leading contestants from the northern part of our party – the PDP. These are the four gentlemen that moved across to APC and produced Buhari. Then come back, and still want the ticket.

“But also, let me focus on Atiku Abubakar. Atiku has been contesting for the presidency since 1992.

“Indeed, there is no election since 1992 that he has not participated in. He ran against Abiola. In 1999, he ran as first as governor, then as vice president.

“In 2003, he picked a form and that was what led to the crisis between him and Obasanjo. In 2007, I think he ran on AD or so. In 2011, he came back to PDP and ran against Jonathan. In 2015, he ran, in 2019, he ran..in 2023, he wants to run. Haba! Na only you dey?

“A time comes when you look at it and say it is enough. Let me be a kingmaker rather than this king. Because when people tell me that they heard from God, I have never heard from God, but you see signs of where he wants you to go.

“If you keep doing one thing over and over again and it is not happening, then God is not with you. Leave this Abraham Lincoln story that he ran many times before he got it, he ran only two times and he got it.

“So, it is becoming ridiculous. What the north wants is not different from what the south wants. But we all want a sense of belonging. That is a commonality among us.

“How do we justify to our children that after eight years of northern leadership, we go back and have another eight years? Ordinarily, I am not a proponent of zoning, but I am a proponent of equity.”



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