Hours After Defection, Ayade Bombs PDP, Says More Governors Will Join APC

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state on Thursday, May 20, declared that more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would leave the opposition party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

reports that the governor who announced his defection from the PDP to the APC, gave the hint when he featured as a guest on Channels TV’s Politics Today, in the evening of Thursday, May 20.

He said that some of his colleagues would dump the PDP for the ruling APC in the next few weeks, saying that what they want to achieve is a country where they can sit with the president.

Governor Ayade said:

“Just watch out, you will see; you will just realise that I know what I am saying. I am happy to announce to you that very soon, more governors are joining (the APC), because what we want to achieve is a country where we all can sit with the President and agree on our succession process, we don’t have to fight.”

He denied the claim that he moved to the ruling party after he suffered a huge loss at the recent PDP congress held in his state.

The governor, however, stressed that he was in control and had a firm grip on the PDP until he announced his exit from the ruling party.

Ayade added that his defection has led to the reception of thousands of new members by the APC as he acknowledged the important roles the PDP played in his political career.

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He also noted that the PDP stood by him and gave him the opportunities to become a senator and a two-term governor.

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