Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Bursted: How Ayade Secretly Purchased Both Presidential and Senatorial Forms Ahead of 2023 Elections

Governor Ben Ayade 

If the list of Senatorial Aspirants for Cross River State Sighted by or Correspondent would be relied upon, then the Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade  has secretly purchased the All Progressives Congress(APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for both the Senate and Presidency.

According to a document spotted by TDN, his name was spotted in a register for Senatorial Aspirants from Cross River State who have purchased the party's forms.

Recall that Ayade had on through the party in the state barred other aspirants for the governorship seat from purchasing the Expression of interest and Nomination form stating that the state will purchase just one form and he tricked all aspirants to wait till the last minute before he announced Sen. Prince Bassey Otu as his consensus aspirant leaving little or no room for other aspirant to purchase forms. 


The governor had on Monday May 9, 2022 taken delivery of a presidential Expression of interest and Nomination Forms of the same political party, said to have been purchased for him by a group in Calabar.  It is however unclear how the Governor plans to submit two forms in flagrant disregard for the provisions of the Electoral Act (as amended)