Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has lost his bid to sit at the Red Chambers when he concludes his second term as Governor next year.
Ayade who decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2021 took part in the party’s Senate primary election in Calabar but lost.
Results from the exercise shows that Ayade managed to poll 52 delegates votes as against the winner, Adams Cecelia, who scored 140. Another aspirant Martin Orim scored 61 votes.
Ayade, who is finishing his second term next year, was elected as Governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, a party which he abandoned in last year.