By Nsa Gill, Calabar
Chieftains of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Cross River State have welcomed Governor Ben Ayade who defected to the occasion on Thursday in Calabar.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, CON, Chief of the seventh Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria issued a press release saying, “on behalf of myself and political associates, I heartily congratulate Your Excellency, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State in your nicely thought out resolution to formally defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) right now and be a part of the league of Progressive Governors in Nigeria.”
He advised the governor that “Cross River State has at all times been within the mainstream of Nigeria politics. There is no such thing as a gainsaying the truth that the previous 6 years of being within the opposition has impacted the State negatively, regardless that you’ve got consciously navigated the ship of governance in sync with the APC-led Federal Authorities. As a State, we will unwell afford to stay within the opposition. I commend you for recognizing this truth and doing the needful for the great of our pricey State.”
He mentioned of his expectations that the “coming of Governor Ayade will enrich our inside democracy and I enjoin you to be consultative, inclusive, democratic, clear and accountable as a result of these are the hallmarks of the All Progressives Congress household. I additionally anticipate that your presence within the APC will additional strengthen the occasion and enhance our electoral fortunes in Cross River State.”
Additionally welcoming Governor Ayade to the APC, Chief Obono Obla former Presidential Aide to Muhammadu Buhari, mentioned “I welcome heartily Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State of Nigeria into the progressives fold-All Progressives Congress, APC. Governor Ayade is Human, and he has his good and adverse sides, simply as I and You.”
Including that Gov. Ayade “has achieved his Greatest for Cross River State, and he’s nonetheless doing his Greatest. Cross River State has an enormous debt profile which Governor Ayade inherited, however Governor Ayade has managed the State’s economic system excellently, paying wage and doing initiatives. I salute him. He’s a person of sagacity and braveness!”
Obono-Obla pledged to work assiduously with Ayade to reinforce the Get together’s fortunes.