If you're rating former Governors in Nigeria base on look, there is no way you won't rate number him as number one. He is fair in complexion, bears a black hair and has a good height. He is no other than Mr. Donald Duke.
He was the Executive Governor of Cross River State from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007. Mr.Duke is one Governor that many people from Cross River State will not forget easily. Born on September 30, 1961, Mr. Duke was the former Commissioner for Finance and Planning in Cross River State before became the Governor of the state in 1999. His father Henry Etim Duke was the longest serving Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom Service. The handsome Governor attended Corona School Lagos and Federal Government College Sokoto. He attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he studied law. In 1983, he attended the Nigerian Law School after which he was called to bar. In 1984, he left Nigeria for the United where he studied Business Law and Admiralty at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Duke as a Governor developed the tourism sector of Cross River. It is on record that it was Mr. Duke that came up with the initiative of Tinapa Resort, a tourist site which he used over 350 million dollars to build in its first phase which was opened in April 2007.
Check out the photos of Tinapa Resort
It was reported that Former President of Nigeria, His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan once had his holiday there when he was the President of Nigeria.
Mr. Duke due to his love for tourism initiated the Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race which attracts participants from other African countries.
Check out some pictures from previous Obudu Mountain Race In Calabar.
The popular Calabar Carnival is his initiative. He started it in 2004, and since then it has been one of the biggest carnivals in Africa. The carnival holds annually during the end of the year precisely December ending.
Check out the pictures from 2019 Calabar Carnival
In 2007 he wanted to run for the President under his then political party, People's Democratic Party but later stepped down for Late Umar Musa Yar'adua who won it. Mr. Duke is married to Onari Duke and they are blessed with beautiful children.
Check out pictures of his family below
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