– Governor Ben Ayade has maintained that he left the platform of the PDP for the sake of President Muhammad Buhari
– Ayade made this known on Thursday, June 3, following his first visit to the Nigerian leader in Aso Rock as an APC governor
– The governor was received by the president and before they later went into a meeting alongside the chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari
FCT, Abuja – The governor of Cross River state, Prof Ben Ayade on Thursday, June 3, stated that he still respects the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for what it did for him after joining the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Nigerian Tribune reports that Ayade made this known to State House correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor insisted that he left the opposition party for the sake of President Buhari, conceding however that the main opposition party made him what he is.
Ayade emphasized that he is a strong governor who has risen beyond party lines and ethnic lines by virtue of his education and exposure.
He revealed that his decision to join APC is generating a lot of concern for the PDP occasioned by the fact that the departure came as a rude shock.
“And I’m not here to discuss PDP, because I still have respects or regards for that party. It’s a party that gave me the opportunity to be a senator. It’s a party that every opportunity to be a governor.
Source: Legit Newspaper