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Ben Ayade’s Biography, Age, Net Worth, Family, Education, And Political Career

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Ben Ayade is a Nigerian politician and the current governor of Cross River State since 29 May 2015. He was born on 2 March 1968 in Obudu LGA of Cross River State. Ayade, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, announced his defection to All Progressives Congress (APC) in Calabar and was received by Yobe Governor and APC caretaker Committee Chair, Mai Mala Buni. Here’s his Biography, Age, Wife, Net worth, Education, Family, Political party, etc.

Who is Ben Ayade?

Ben Ayade was born to the family of Mr. Peter Akinsheye Ayade and Mrs. Beatrice Ngayi Ayade, the patriarch and matriarch of the Ayade Dynasty, both of blessed memory.  His parents were both devout Catholics. His father worked as a public servant with the water board.

Ben Ayade

Full name: Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade

Date of birth: 2 March 1968

Age: 54

Place of birth: Kakum, Obudu Rivers State

State of origin: Rivers State

Nationality: Nationality

Spouse/Wife: Linda Ayade

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Education: University of Ibadan, Ambrose Alli University

Children: 3

Parents: Mr. Peter Akinsheye Ayade and Mrs. Beatrice Ngayi Ayade

Net worth: $400,000,000

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Occupation: Lecturer and Politician

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Marital status: Married

Political party: Peoples Democratic Party(2011-20221), All Progressive Congress(2021-present)

Political offices held:  Member of the 7th Senate of Nigeria and Governor of Cross River State

Awards: 2016 Vanguard Governor of the Year, 2020 Leadership newspaper Governor of the year, 2019 Champion Newspaper Governor of the Year.

Social media: [email protected]https://www.instagram.com/sirbenayade/

Ayade ventured into politics when he ran for a seat in the Nigerian Senate in the 2011 elections as a member of the PDP. Ayade was elected by accumulating a total of 91,123 votes.

During his term in the Senate, Ayade held the position of vice-chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology. He was also a member of other committees such as Petroleum Downstream, Education, Drugs/Narcotics/Crime, etc.

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Ayade won the gubernatorial poll again on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 2015 elections in Cross River State, having polled 342,016 votes ahead of the All Progressives Congress candidate in the state, Odey Ochicha, with 53,983 votes.

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