Ayade Pays First Visit To Buhari As APC Governor

Cross Rivers State Governor Ben Ayade during his visit to President Buhari at the State House Abuja on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

 

Newly decamped Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

The governor was received by the President and they later went into a meeting alongside the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.

Ayade had earlier in May announced that he is leaving the main opposition political party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He was received by six APC governors and some members of the National Assembly including the APC caretaker Chairman, Mai Mala Buni.

Cross Rivers State Governor Ben Ayade during his visit to President Buhari at the State House Abuja on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

 

Ayade was elected as the governor of Cross River State in 2015 under the platform of the PDP. He was reelected in 2019 under the platform of the same political party.

He is the second sitting governor to have pitched his camp with the ruling APC, lately.

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APC Lagos Primaries: Accreditation Commences Four Hours Behind Schedule

APC LagosThe APC Lagos Primary election, holding at the Onikan Stadium was slated to commence at 10 am on Thursday morning, but did not kick off until about 2pm when 251 Epe Local Government delegates took to the polls to vote their candidate.

Over 6,000 delegates were expected to vote from across 20 local governments in the state.

Although the voting is being carried out via the open-secret ballot system, Channels Television’s Political Correspondent – Seun Okinbaloye – noted that voters were closely watched by on-lookers.

A Senator resident in Lagos, Gbenga Ashafa, who was also at the event commended the process, “This is democracy at play. This is transparency. The whole world is watching,” he said.

Also, during the event, the APC Lagos Chairman, Chief Ajomale, addressed the delegates, denying allegations he had asked them to vote a certain aspirant out the 13 vying to be the Party’s flagbearer in the forthcoming governorship election.