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Ben Ayade says more PDP governors will join APC


Cross River State governor Ben Ayade has hinted that more governors elected on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform will join the All Progressives Congress (APC).


“More Governors from the PDP are joining the APC. Just watch you’ll see and then realise that I know what I’m saying,” Ayade said on Channels Television Politics Today.

Ayade defected to the APC on Thursday after dumping the PDP.

He had said the purpose of leaving the PDP was due to the attributes of President Muhammadu Buhari and the realisation that Cross River needed to be in sync with the party at the center.


Ayade disclosed that all political office holders in Cross Rivers State will join him in the APC.

“It is total. All the Councillors, local government chairmen, almost all the House of Assembly members, most of the national assembly members, my entire commissioners and cabinet, that’s the amount of political structure…and all the LGAs I have built industries, industries in all the LGAs…all of that is coming in today,” Ayade said.

“I feel so happy to be in APC. PDP stood by me, gave me the opportunity to be a Senator but my choice to join the APC is to help reduce the tension in Nigeria.

“I have offered myself to the government at the centre and encourage others to join too in helping the country tackle its challenges.”

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