Ubi Franklin, the music executive, has lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to represent Yakurr constituency 1 of Cross River in the house of assembly.

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The talent manager and entrepreneur failed to clinch the ticket after he lost the party primaries that were held in Ugep on Thursday.

Franklin, who is the founder of Made Men Music Group (Triple MG), a record label, lost to Cyril Omni, the special adviser on security to Ben Ayade, the governor of the state.

The 36-year-old secured 12 votes against 17 votes garnered by Omini. Ubi Ubi Itam, another hopeful, came third with 11 votes.

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Franklin, who is also the special adviser on tourism to the Rivers state government, on May 24, received the royal blessing from the paramount ruler of Yakurr LG.

The music mogul had earlier sparked a wave of reactions on social media when he announced that he will be contesting for a political position.

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