Governor Ben Ayade loses APC Senate primary


Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has lost his bid to return to the Senate when he concludes his two-term next year.

The governor joined the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2021 and took part in the ruling party’s Senate primary in Calabar.

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