Benedict Ayade, Cross River State governor, has said more governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will leave the party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Ayade defected to the APC from the PDP on Thursday, after a meeting with some governors of the ruling party at the Government House in Calabar.
The governor, who featured as guest on Channels Television programme, Politics Today, on Thursday, expressed delight at his defection.
“Just watch out, you will see; you will just realise that I know what I am saying”, he stated when he was asked to disclose PDP governors thinking about defection.
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“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 claim that he joined the ruling party after he suffered a huge loss at the recent PDP congress held in his state.
He insisted that he was in control and had a firm grip on the PDP in the state until he announced his exit from the party.
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Ayade noted that the PDP stood by him and gave him the opportunities to become a senator and two-term governor.
“I will never at any time put down the PDP; I have integrity, I have honour. My politics has ethics, but I chose to join APC to support the President to reduce the tension in this country.
“I have just joined the party today and my experience so far, I feel so happy to have been in this APC today. As to whether there were issues in PDP, no; the party stood by me all the way.
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“All the chairmen of the local governments, almost all the House of Assembly members, most of the National Assembly members, my entire commissioners and cabinet today; that is the amount of the political structure … in Cross River State, once the governor moves, everybody moves,” he stated.