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Ayade Picks APC Ticket For C/River North Senate Seat

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Cross River North Seat ahead of the elections in 2023.

On Thursday, a new primary election was held in the state’s Ogoja Local Government Area (LGA), where Mr. Ayade won with no opposition.

Martins Orim, who clinched the ticket in the primaries on May 28, withdrew voluntarily before the election.

The governor received 252 votes, according to Sameera Tabo, chair of the APC Primary Election Committee for Cross River North.

Three votes were disqualified from the 255 that were cast, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

READ MORE: Kukah Laments Voters’ Apathy In Osun

After Mr. Orim withdrew, Tabo claimed that the purpose of the new primary election was to make sure that the party nominated a candidate for Cross River North in accordance with the Electoral Act.

Mr. Ayade thanked the delegates in his acceptance speech for choosing him.

He claimed that after unsuccessfully seeking the position of Nigeria’s president; he returned home and was then forced by his constituents to compete for the Senate.

“They said I did very well when I was a Senator from 2011 to 2015 and insisted I go back; today I have answered their call.

“Of course, they recognised that this country requires a legislator that has both executive and legislative experience.

“I am very experienced. I know the challenges of our people and possess the essential elements that will help us make the appropriate laws and legislation that will change the narrative of our people,” he said.

The governor claimed that if elected, he would bring his vast experience to bear in the upper legislative house and would be well-suited for the senate.

(NAN)

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Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Cross River North Seat ahead of the elections in 2023.

On Thursday, a new primary election was held in the state’s Ogoja Local Government Area (LGA), where Mr. Ayade won with no opposition.

Martins Orim, who clinched the ticket in the primaries on May 28, withdrew voluntarily before the election.

The governor received 252 votes, according to Sameera Tabo, chair of the APC Primary Election Committee for Cross River North.

Three votes were disqualified from the 255 that were cast, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

READ MORE: Kukah Laments Voters’ Apathy In Osun

After Mr. Orim withdrew, Tabo claimed that the purpose of the new primary election was to make sure that the party nominated a candidate for Cross River North in accordance with the Electoral Act.

Mr. Ayade thanked the delegates in his acceptance speech for choosing him.

He claimed that after unsuccessfully seeking the position of Nigeria’s president; he returned home and was then forced by his constituents to compete for the Senate.

“They said I did very well when I was a Senator from 2011 to 2015 and insisted I go back; today I have answered their call.

“Of course, they recognised that this country requires a legislator that has both executive and legislative experience.

“I am very experienced. I know the challenges of our people and possess the essential elements that will help us make the appropriate laws and legislation that will change the narrative of our people,” he said.

The governor claimed that if elected, he would bring his vast experience to bear in the upper legislative house and would be well-suited for the senate.

(NAN)

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