Former Cross River governor Donald Duke expressed sympathy for the next leader of the state, indicating that he or she would have a difficult time reimagining state governance.
At the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charter’s 1,080-member campaign council’s inaugural meeting on Saturday in Calabar, he made the statements.
The state has lost its focus on sound government, according to the former governor, who served the state for eight years.
When I eventually became governor, he claimed, “I never bargained to be the governor of the state, but was propelled by passion and dedication to positively transform the fate of the state.”
He claimed that the state is not where he and his team expected it to be at this point.
“I am concerned about the state’s development since an entire generation has been lost. By now, we are aware of where the state should be. The idea was that by now, we would be able to run the state independently of federal funding. The strategies were all outlined.
“The entire paradise was vanished. He was cited by NAN as stating, “This is definitely not the greatest of times to rule Cross River State.
Duke continued by expressing optimism that Sen. Sandy Onor, the PDP candidate for governor, has what it takes to bring the state back to its former glory.
He emphasized that Onor had been well-prepared for the challenging task of redesigning the state by his prior work in government.