The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, claims more governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will soon defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ayade, who made this declaration on a Channels TV programme, Politics Today on Thursday, after he announced his defection from PDP to APC, stated categirically that he has it on good authority that some of his former colleagues in the PDP will soon join the APC train.
“Just watch out, you will see; you will just realise that I know what I am saying,” he stated, disclosing that some of his colleagues were mulling defection.
“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.”
On the allegations that he defected to the APC because he suffered a huge loss at the recent PDP congress held in his state, Ayade stressed that his decision to decamp to the the ruling party was to take his state to the ‘centre’ as he was firmly in control of the PDP before announcing his move to the ruling party.
The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello had also recently made a similar claim that a number of PDP governors would join the ruling APC before the 2023 general elections.
He had stated this even before Ayade disclosed his plan to decamp from the opposition party.
By Isaac Dachen…
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
ICYMI…SPECIAL REPORT: NNPCL hides behind PIA to frustrate disclosure, accountability
Nigeria’s major oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), in what appears to be a common practice of disregard...
INVESTIGATION: Multi-million naira Ekiti resort center remains uncompleted a decade after
The multimillion-naira project, expected to comprise recreational buildings, now consists of cassava farmland, a bush used for excretion, and a...
SPECIAL REPORT: Torturous experiences of students with disabilities in Oyo tertiary institutions
For students with disabilities in Oyo state-owned tertiary institutions, learning is a torturous and distressing experience, considering the building structures...
INVESTIGATION: Uncompleted Old Enugu-Onitsha Road brings untold hardship, tears to commuters, residents of Enugu communities
Ugwu Obinna’s younger sister was killed after a truck driver transporting cows rammed into her shop located at the Okpatu...
INVESTIGATION: Students sit on floors, under leaking roofs as multi-million naira project is nowhere to be found in Zamfara
Suleman Tukur, 15, an SS 2 student of Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) Bakura in Bakura local government area of...