My wife told me I was drunk when I asked her out – Donald Duke

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 Punchng.com published on Sunday that he met his wife, Onarie, in 1980 while campaigning for social secretary position in his university days.

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“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, however, told Punch that he was ‘frustrated’ with the state of the country.

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“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.