Donald Duke earns N5.6m in 3 years, pays N400,000 tax

Donald Duke earns N5.6m in 3 years, pays N400,000 tax

The former governor says he made his earnings through business and has never been indicted for fraud.

Candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Donald Duke, earned a combined sum of N5,618,419 between 2015 and 2017, according to the form he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In his Form CF001 submitted to INEC, the former governor said he earned the sum from business in the three years under review. He also revealed in his tax certificate, with serial number 290664, that he paid a total sum of N400,000 in the same period.

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) also attached his school certificate from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) indicating that he sat for the exam in 1977. In the education credentials he submitted, he stated that he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) with a Second Class (lower division) in law.

He also noted in his form that he has never been indicted for fraud by a judicial panel or involved in certificate forgery.

2019 presidential election

Duke, who served as Cross River State governor between 1999 and 2007, will contest against 78 other candidates in the 2019 presidential elections.

Chief among his opponents are incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Others include Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC).

Others are Tope Fasua of the Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party (NIP), Olusegun Mimiko of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Adesina Fagbenro-Byron of the Kowa Party (KP), Chike Ukaegbu of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP), Hamza Al-Mustapha of the People's Party of Nigeria (PPN), Obadiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and many more.

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