By Our Reporter
Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke has thrown his support for the governorship ambition of Senator Sandy Onor.
Sen. Onor is a first time lawmaker currently representing central senatorial district of the state at the upper chambers of the national assembly.
In a widely circulated video, Mr. Duke was seen eulogizing senator Sandy as a honest person and one who has the capacity to do well if even opportunity.
“If you want to win a championship, put your best foot forward. Among us here is one of our best foots. And Sandy knows that if he goes there and he doesn’t measure up, I will be his chief campaign opponent” Mr. Duke said.
Rumors have been rift about the former governor’s support for Senator Sandy, but this would be the first public declaration Duke would make in support of the lawmaker.
The former governor said “although there is a saying that you never know a man until he has money and power” pointing to Sandy Onor, he said “but I know this man. Even when we were in a different political platform, I know this man. What he says to you in the morning, he will say to you in the afternoon and he will say it in the evening.
“ But Sandy please, when providence smiles at you, as it would. Take this assignment as the reason why God put you on earth. The reason for your incarnation, otherwise at the end of your term, it will determine whether you will live the rest of your life as a happy person or a sad person” he pleaded.
Mr. Duke who also debunked that there was zoning arrangement among the three senatorial zones in the state said. “Let me say it here for everyone thehear…There was never any zoning in this state” A position that has already pitched him against his people from the southern senatorial district.
But many political analyst have immediately dismissed the former governor’s support. Describing him as one without a political worth.
According to them Donald Duke lacks the political structure to win a local government election, citing examples of how he opposed former Liyel Imoke in 2007 and later lost out.
They also mocked him over his abysmal performance at the polls during the 2019 presidential election where he contested under the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP and failed to win a single state.
The latest video now pitches Duke against his two close friends, Sen Liyel Imoke and Gershom Bassey as the race for who picks the PDP governorship ticket in the state thickens.