Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River State, has become the talk of the town on social media after an unusual picture of him surfaced on popular microblogging platform, Twitter.
In the now-viral picture, the APC presidential aspirant was seen walking into what looked like a hotel room, wearing a bathrobe. The legs of a mystery woman who appears to have taken the picture was also captured.
A Twitter user, @jacksonpbn shared the controversial picture on Friday evening.
“Is that Governor Ben Ayade’s side chick or his wife? Asking my brothers from Cross Rivers state,” he wrote.
Is that Governor Ben Ayade’s side chick or his wife? Asking my brothers from Cross Rivers state😳😳 pic.twitter.com/xYKLjmQu1D
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) May 20, 2022
The identity of the pictured mystery woman has since become a subject of debate on Twitter as many tweeps argue that she isn’t Ayade’s wife and First Lady, Linda, fueling allegations that the governor might be having extramarital affairs.
Ayade and his wife, a medical doctor, have been married for several years, with the union producing three kids. In December 2016, the governor had made headlines after boasting that he married his wife as a virgin.
Last December, he penned a heartfelt message to celebrate Linda on her birthday, describing her as “his favorite person in the world”.