Cross River State Governor and former presidential candidate Ben Ayade has urged delegates to the first All Progressive Congress presidential election to vote for him.
In a statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday, which was scheduled to be held for primary schools, he wished the president had asked his “colleagues” to support his bid for the presidency.
He noted that the presidency was a joint initiative, as he had unveiled a plan to solicit delegates’ votes.
In a statement signed by himself, Ayade said, “I urge all my colleagues to support my aspirations as President of our great nation.
“Mine is our collective plan where the responsibility of the next government lies with all of us.
“My strategy was quiet, no conflict but I was communicating with delegates across the country. Let me be your last joke. Thank you very much. The Lord bless you. ”
Meanwhile, APC presidential candidates from the South-East have written a letter to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (back), to allow the South-East to produce the party’s next presidential election.
In a copy of the letter received by our correspondent on Tuesday, the petitioners urged Buhari to intervene during the meeting to “get proper guidance”.
The letter was signed by Ikeobasi Mokelu, former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, and Mrs. Ken Uju-Ohanenye.
Senator Rochas Okorocha was included in the list of signers but did not include his signature