I made N5.6m in three years” Donald Duke tells INEC


In his presidential form submitted to INEC, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party and former governor of Cross Rivers state, Donald Duke, said he earned a combined sum of N5, 618, 419 between 2015 and 2017.

Duke stated this in his tax certificate with serial number 290664. The ex-governor also stated he has paid tax to the tune of N400,000 and that he made all his money from his personal business and investments.

Duke stated in his form that he is not corrupt and has never been indicted for fraud by any judicial panel. The former governor attached his school certificate from the West African Examination Council indicating that he passed all subjects in 1977. However, mathematics was not listed among the subjects he sat for. Duke also stated that he graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University with a Second Class (lower division) in law.

He declared interest to run for president in June, emerged the SDP presidential candidate in October.


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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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