👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
A leading politician in the South West has threatened to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because of Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River.
Governor Ayade, who has been lambasted by factions of the party in the National Assembly for supporting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) financially, might lose the structure built by the PDP in the state.
But Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), who served as Minister of Aviation from 7 November 2006 to 29 May 2007, has sent a warning to members of his party via twitter, saying it “will be a big mistake for the National Working Committee (NWC), of the @OfficialPDPNig to take the party structures in his state away from Ben Ayade, governor of Cross Rivers state, and hand them over to anyone else. If this is done and Ayade leaves the party be rest assured that many of us will leave with him.
“You cannot and must not undermine a sitting Governor or attempt to humiliate him in his own state and before his people. Some of those that are advocating and behind this nonsense would never allow it to happen in their own states. A word is enough for the wise.
“No-one, no matter how big or powerful, should think that they own the @OfficialPDPNig. If there is any attempt to undermine Ayaade it will spark off a crisis in the party that will split it right down the middle and the consequences will not be limited to Cross Rivers state.”