My presidential ambition a rescue mission to save Nigeria from doom – Donald Duke

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A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Donald Duke, says his ambition for the office of President is a rescue mission to save Nigeria from doom.

Duke, who said this while commissioning the secretariat of the party in calabar, said it was time for Nigerians to wake up and take governance from the hands of incompetent leaders.

According to Duke, the present leadership in the country has put the nation in danger because 85% of the population cannot have access to quality education, health care, employment opportunities, infrastructural development.

Duke, a former governor of Cross River State, said has resulted in hopelessness in the land.

“The SDP as a party is on a rescue mission from the danger the country is into because there is no positive hope for Nigerians. We have come put the country in a right direction therefore SDP is prepared and committed to take hold of the country come 2019. We have come to build, recover and restore our dear country from the bad leadership of the so-called APC and PDP ideologies,” Duke said.

The presidential aspirant stressed that the country is in dire need of visionary and transformational leadership and for this to be achieved, Nigerians must come out and vote for leaders who have their interests at hearts, as well as the growth and development of the nation in general.

Cross River State governorship aspirant of the party, Mr Eyo Ekpo, called for massive support and co-operation from Cross Riverians and Nigerians in general in the rescue mission of SDP in 2019.

Ekpo, a lawyer, added that the state needs a change in government, if it will maintain it pride of place in the country.
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“You are all aware that good governance is gone in Cross River State and with the rescue mission of SDP in the state I am assuring you all that the lost glory of the state will be recovered and restored come 2019. We have a lot of work to do as party faithful and SDP is an alternative because the party will give Cross Riverians and Nigerians an option”.

The state chairman of SDP, Ikpi Ibor, said the party is prepared to take over the leadership in the country and the state following its vision and mission as well as ideologies.

“SDP is the only option for Nigerians because the party is anchored on good leadership,” Ibor said.

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