Cross River’s Governor Loses APC Senatorial Ticket

Ben Ayade
Ben Ayade

On Saturday, Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade lost his bid to ascend to the Senate after his eight-year term expired. Ayade’s term would end on May 29, 2023.

The current governor of Cross River State switched from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2021 and participated in the party’s Senate primary in Calabar.

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Ayade, who received 52 votes, was defeated by Adams Cecelia, who received 140 votes, and Martin Orim, who received 61 votes.

Meanwhile, Orji Uzor Kalu, the lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District and Chief Whip of the 9th Senate, has secured the All Progressives Congress senatorial ticket.

After Barr. Fabian Nwankwo stepped away from the race, Kalu received 777 votes and ran unopposed.

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On Saturday, Chief Paul Onwuka, the returning officer for the senatorial primary election in Ebem Ohafia, proclaimed him the winner.

In his acceptance speech, Kalu thanked the residents of the district for their support and pledged to bring additional initiatives to the area.

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