Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross Rivers State has officially moved from the People’s Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This happens after several months of speculation.
The Governor declared his departure from PDP on Thursday, May 20, 2021 when he hosted six APC governors who had paid him a visit in the state capital, Calabar.
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They were Yobe’s Mai Mala Buni, Kebbi’s Atiku Bagudu, Imo’s Hope Uzodinma, Jigawa’s Badaru Abubakar, Ekiti’s Kayode Fayemi, and Plateau’s Simon Lalong.
The reasons behind his defection aren’t quite known yet. However, he has complained before about poor treatment from the PDP. With Ben Ayade now an APC member, the political party currently has 21 governors and PDP has 14 with All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) trailing behind with one.