Donald Duke set to declare presidential bid, says his ‘constitutional rights’ cannot be zoned to the north

Donald Duke set to declare presidential bid, says his ‘constitutional rights’ cannot be zoned to the north

The former Cross River state governor, Donald Duke, has said that he is not a supporter of zoning of the 2019 presidency to the north.

Duke, speaking as a guest on Channels TV programme, Hard Copy said: “I have never subjected myself to zoning, when I ran for governor I was not afforded zoning, everybody and everyone was able to run in Cross River.

“Besides its my constitutional right to run, you can’t zone my right, I think it’s unconstitutional to zone.

“Like I said to you I was born a Nigerian, I wasn’t born an Easterner or Westerner, I was born after Independence. So my outlook is Nigerian.

I think we have a constitution , whatever arrangement you make must be subject to that constitution”

Duke added that Nigeria is in dire straits and should jettison zoning and go for the best.

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