Former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, has revealed his wife’s reaction on the first day he asked her out.
The 58-year-old said in an interview with PUNCH that he met his wife, Onarie, in 1980 while campaigning for social secretary position in his university days.
“After the campaigns, we became friends and the first time I asked her out she looked at me and said are you drunk, we are friends, how can I go out with you? The rest is history as they would say,” he said.
Mr Duke had a long battle with former senator, Jerry Gana, for the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
On March 29, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeal which declared Duke as the authentic presidential candidate of SDP.
Duke told Punch that he was ‘frustrated’ with the state of the country.
“If I look good, it is God’s grace, nothing conscious. But right now I don’t feel good. I am tired and a frustrated Nigerian. Because the truth is, we all know we can do a lot more than we are doing right now if the environment were favourable,” he said.
In July, Duke’s daughter, Donna, graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.