– Ben Ayade says he moved to the ruling APC because of President Muhammadu Buhari
– The Cross River governor said Buhari has a nationalistic disposition and shown his commitment to making the country better
– Ayade equally called on other governors to join hands with the president
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Prof. Ben Ayade has credited President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Cross River state governor said the president has a nationalistic view and hence, the reason why he joined the APC, bioreports reports.
According to him, it is necessary for everybody to join the president to move the country forward.
He said all governors should leave politics aside and do everything to commit themselves to the vision of the country.
The governor stated:
“We all need to as teamwork 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 every one 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.”
Recall . reported that barely six months after Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state left the PDP for the APC, another opposition governor, Ben Ayade of Cross River state, joined the ruling party.
Governor Ayade made the announcement on Thursday morning, May 20, during a meeting with some APC governors who paid him a visit at the government house in Calabar, the state capital.
As expected, the defection is attracting diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.
Obinna Nwosu, @obi_Nwosu, said:
“Ben Ayade has decamped to the APC on rumours that he has joined the list of those promised 2023 presidency. As it stands now 3 from the south south, 3 from the south east and 3 from the southwest have allegedly been promised 2023 presidency. One seat, 9 promises. How will it end?”