JUST IN: Governor Ayade joins presidential race

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Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said this on Tuesday while speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with Buhari.

According to him, the president advised him to make consultations on his ambition.

Ayade said he will replicate what he has done in Cross River, adding that should the APC zone the presidential ticket to the south, he has what it takes to continue from where Buhari will stop.