Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has declared not minding to be considered as a presidential candidate of the ruling party [APC],for the upcoming 2023 presidential election.
He made this known this on Wednesday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme.
When asked whether he won’t mind being considered as the presidential candidate of his party, the governor responded saying, “I think the party should take a decision based on zoning principles which would be resolved as a party.”
He was also asked if he would be throwing his hat in the ring, Ayade said, “Let me say, yes and no; if the (APC) family finds that I am fit and proper, yes. If the family finds that there is a better option and that option fits into the zoning (arrangement), of course, I will stand by the party position. I am a conformist; I stand with the system. I have never been an aberrant, I work with the system.”
Just a year to the 2023 general election, many politicians have showing interests and declaring their intention to run for the exalted office in Aso Villa.
The politicians, emanating from the most popular political parties All Progressive Congress and People’s Democratic Party, have since started consultation ahead of party primaries which are expected to hold this year.