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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has joined next year’s presidential race.

Mr Ayade declared interest in the country’s top job after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, he said Mr Buhari, whom he came to inform first before going public with his declaration, advised he should embark on intensive consultations.