APC Primaries: Gov Ben Ayade loses Cross River senatorial ticket

He dumped the main opposition party, PDP in May 2021 to nurse his presidential ambition which he made known in April.

Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State (Daily Post)

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has lost his bid to secure the All Progressives Congress, APC’s ticket to run for the Northern Senatorial District of the state.

Results of the primary as sighted by Pulse, show Mr. Ayade polled 52 votes to crash out against Adams Cecelia, who scored 140. Another aspirant Martin Orim scored 61 votes.

The governor would be completing his eight years as governor of the state in 2023.

He dumped the main opposition party, PDP in May 2021 to nurse his presidential ambition which he made known in April.

Mr Ayade was elected twice as governor while a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which he abandoned in May last year.

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