Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has said that it is not yet his time to become Nigeria’s President, adding that he has chosen to throw his weight behind the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Ayade, who also contested APC presidential primary early June, said he has chosen to accept the results of the party’s presidential primary.
He spoke for the first time after the party’s presidential election upon his return to Nigeria while addressing the press at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar,
Ayade, according to a statement by the state government, said, “As for my presidential ambition, indeed, l am grateful to God that He gave me the opportunity to showcase to the country what I had to offer. I am happy because sincerely, l like the reactions that l have received from various people about my speech at the primaries.
“there was a clear indication that everyone knew that l had something to offer this country, but it was not my time, it was not my day. It was someone else’s and l am happy for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has taken the ticket of our party.
“Based on the principle of our party, we will all work to deliver him come 2023. Cross River will ensure a hundred per cent votes for our presidential candidate.”