Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has come under attack from OBIdient supporters of Peter Obi after promising to deliver 100% of the votes in the state to All Progressives Congress, APC flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential election.
Speaking on Tuesday, Ayade expressed his commitment to ensuring the victory of the APC at the polls not minding the outcome of the presidential primary in which he lost.
Addressing the press at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, Ayade said: “As for my presidential ambition, indeed, I 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, I like the reactions that I have received from various people about my speech at the primary.”
He added that, “There was a clear indication that everyone knew that I had something to offer this country, but it was not my time, it was not my day. It was someone else’s and I 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 percent votes for our presidential candidate.”
The pledge by Ayade to deliver Tinubu in the state has sparked massive reactions from social media users especially from OBIdient supporters of the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi.
@1stpremierofuar: I Am A Cross Riverian..I can authoritatively tell you that 82% of our youths are OBI-DIENTS
@abiri_olubunmi: Can he even win his own ward , some of the spent politicians who use the name of PDP to become governor think they are popular, if not for PDP who knew Ayade in Nigeria or cross River?
@yemi_koko: Lmao that’s how Akeredolu boasted in the last election then serve the werey breakfast for home,….. BUT I WAN ASK SHEY APC and PDP they think say then dey do the best thing for Naija ni or weytin they give them joy say then wan dey rule for ever sef ?
@chyhood: He said 100%. 😂 Coming from a man who couldn’t win d primaries for d senatorial seat in his own state is here assuring another 100% votes.
What exactly will d Cross-Riverians vote Tinubu for🤷♂️ For being competent or their tribesman cause I don’t understand d senseless talk.😂
@izuh_n: I’m still surprise how one man can decide to speak for the faith of entire state….this only happens in Nigeria were money bag’s count’s while voter card’s are useless…
@ebevictorebe1: Believe Lai Muhammed 2 (Governor Ayade) at your own peril. I am a Cross-Riverian youth. I and my fellow youths who make over 75% of the state’s population will not vote for Tinubu. Peter Obi is our candidate and that is final.
@eddiemurphy5: Coming from someone who can’t deliver votes for himself, how can you deliver for another person (u incompetent governor)