‘See This Little Prof Who Could Not Manage Small Cross River State’ — Nigerians React As Ayade Speaks On Declaring Interest To Run For President
Following Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State’s interest in running for president in 2023, the social media arena has been flooded with various reactions in the last 48 hours.
The reactions came after the Governor told Channels Television that Nigeria needs someone like him and that if the All Progressives Congress (APC) zones
its presidential ticket to the South-South, he will run for president.
See reactions below:
“See the little Prof. who could not manage small Cross River State with her abundant resources, intending or should l say, aspiring to rule Nigeria. Woe to you, Ayade. You are only good in organizing Calabar Carnivals” — Sabinus Sidney
“Scammer” — Otim Douglas
“APC will give you ticket unopposed, Ayade as it stands now, you cannot win even LG chairman” — Phil Kingsley
“Even fraudster like Ayade wants to rule this country. That time his brother Frank will be like God because now he is like god. Presently our state is run from their family” — Doyen R. Ayugha.
2023: Nigeria Needs Someone Like Me, If APC Agrees That Power Should Go To The South-South, I Will Run For President — Ben Ayade
If given the chance to lead the country as president next year, Cross River State Governor Benedict Ayade has stated that he will use his broad expertise in practically all subjects of study, exposure, and foreign business ties to propel Nigeria into a first-world economy.
He stated that he would focus his thoughts, energies, and knowledge on harnessing the numerous sought-after natural resources that abound in the country to generate revenue streams.
Ayade spoke in an interview with Channels Television, Thursday night.
He said it was not in his place to throw himself up for the position but that if the APC decides to give him the ticket to become the party’s candidate in next year’s presidential election, he would completely transform the country.
“Nigeria needs someone like me with uncommon intellect, vast knowledge in every subject under the sun, exposure, learning and international connections to change the country’s narratives.
“I think I am not somebody who likes to throw himself up, but nevertheless, if the party agrees that power should go to the South-South for equity and balance, I will run.
“If I come in as President, I will use the same intellect and magic used in Cross River to build endless factories without much of State’s resources. I will make it clear that I don’t have money to throw about.
“I can make a major difference if I become the APC candidate”, he maintained.