Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade, has lost out in his bid to win the All Progressives Congress, APC, ticket to run for the Northern Senatorial District of the state.
The results of the primaries were published on Saturday.
It shows that Ayade polled 52 votes to crash out against Adams Cecelia, who scored 140. Another aspirant Martin Orim scored 61 votes.
The governor would be completing his eight years as governor of the state in 2023.
He dumped the main opposition party, PDP in May 2021 to nurse his presidential ambition which he made known in April.