Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said this on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen after a meeting with Buhari.
According to him, the president advised him to make consultations on his ambition.
Ayade said he will replicate what he has done in Cross River, adding that should the APC zone the presidential ticket to the south, he has what it takes to continue from where Buhari will stop.
Reacting to the possibility of former President Goodluck Jonathan also declaring for the presidency from the same zone and how that would affect his ambition, Ayade said he would gladly support Jonathan if he is the anointed candidate of the party.