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Former Governor of the Cross River Donald Duke in an interview with Dele Momodu for the thisday News announced he would want to run for president in 2019.
Duke, who turned the Cross River State into an access point for tourism in the country, told Momodu that he was disappointed with the criticism he had received during his term.
You will not believe it; I was totally disappointed when I heard that so-called well-informed people say words like "Nah Dubai we go chop?"
It is such a distorted mentality that kept us where we were. Lack of great dreams, lack of faith in our ability to build our big cities and compete with larger nations.
Nigerians are naturally brilliant and we have people who give us the strength and influence of China, but we are not ready to change the ways, "he said.
Asked if he wanted to run for president in 2019, Duke said he was, but said his party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP), has decided a lot. He said: