- Cross River state governor and presidential aspirant of the ruling APC, Ben Ayade has revealed his plan if given the mandate to represent the party in the 2023 elections
- Ayade who made this disclosure via his Facebook page noted that his presidency will be a collective project with shared responsibility
- The Cross River state governor, while soliciting delegates' support, urges them to see him as their 'last joker'
Cross River Governor and presidential aspirant have told the delegates in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential primary what he will do if given the mandate.
Ayade in a Facebook post on Tuesday, June 7, called on the delegates, who he described as colleagues to support his presidential ambition.
The presidency is a collective project - Ayade claims
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Ayade, while unveiling his strategy to get votes from delegates, revealed that the presidency is a collective project.
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The governor, in a statement he personally signed, said:
"I am calling on all my colleagues to support my ambition as PRESIDENT of our great nation.
"Mine is our collective project where shared responsibility of the incoming government lies with us all.
"My strategy has been quiet, non-controversial but in touch with the entire delegates nationwide. Let me be your last joker. Thank you so much. God bless.”
Defection: Federal High Court refuses to sack Ben Ayade, deputy
Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor Ben Ayade has gotten a reprieve from the Federal High Court over the suit against him concerning his defection.
The court has failed to sack the Cross River state governor and his deputy from office as demanded by the PDP.
Interestingly, the presiding judge in the case stated that the movement of the duo from one party to another is immoral.
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Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade has expressed confidence in retaining his position ahead of the court judgement that would determine his fate.
The governor's deputy chief press secretary, Linus Obogo said he believes the court will pass a favourable judgment.
The opposition party had urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to order the removal of Ayade and his deputy over their defection to APC.