JUST IN: Governor Ben Ayade decamps to APC, states his reasons

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State on Thursday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ayade’s CPS, Christian Ita affirmed the development to Infoxclusive media.

He said the Governor spread the word about his defection in a meeting with six APC governors who visited him at the Government House.

Governor Ben while stating his reasons said, “having seen and known the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and his commitment to this country, his nationalistic disposition and all the efforts he has made to bring Nigeria to where we are today, it is obvious that at this point, we needed to join hands with him to build a Nigeria that we can be proud of.

“We need all governors to recognize that it is not party that matters. It is character, it is honor, it is commitment to the vision of this great nation. We all need to as a team, work ahead of the president by working towards building a prosperous country that the succession worries of 2023 will come without the fears and the worries the international community has for us.

“I believe that if everyone of us as governor joins hands with Mr President, I think we can sit on the same dining table and fashion out a way to govern this country.”

Speaking on the development, an elated Buni said he and his team were in the state to formally welcome Governor Ayade to the APC.

His words: “I am here on behalf of the APC family to welcome His Excellency the Executive Governor of Cross River State formally to the APC. As from today he is the leader of the party in the state.”

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