By Chrystal NK Chukwudebe
THUR 20 MAY, 2021-theGBJournal-The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the defection of maverick governor of Cross Rivers State, Ben Ayade as ‘’wise and timely decision,’’ even as it hails his decision to leave a ‘’dead party,’’ the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a ‘’living and thriving party,’’ the APC.
The APC in a statement today signed by its National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. James Akpanudoedehe said, they commend the patriotic disposition and judgement that shaped Governor Ayade’s decision to join forces with President Muhammadu Buhari to build a better Nigeria as a member of the APC.
‘’The APC is advising the other governors who are stranded in the sinking wreckage of the PDP to exercise the best option of abandoning that vessel,’’ the PDP said.
The APC also urged members of the PDP in the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly who are still hanging on to the sinking party to leave it for good and join the APC, ‘’which has been repositioned by the excellent leadership qualities of Governor Mai Mala Buni, the National Chairman of the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.’’
The ruling party said in praise of Governor Ayade’s brave move that he has always been an APC man at heart given the humane and progressive manner in which he managed the affairs of Cross River State.
‘’As leaders of the APC in Cross River State, we call on all our supporters, members and leaders to rally around, support and work with Governor Ayade to rebuild, reposition and strengthen the party in Cross River State and by extension the South South and the country at large,’’ APC said.