Some youths opposing the purported plan of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday stormed the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
The protesters, who said Ayade sought to move to the ruling party because he had been rejected by the PDP over unfulfilled promises, were, however, challenged by the APC staff who queried them for rallying against such move when the party had just lost Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
The spokesperson of the group, Sankara Unung, who spoke with journalists, said that there was no vacancy for the governor.
Unung said, “Ayade is a man with grand scale skimming techniques. APC does not have any space for him and his ilk. For a man whose party has roundly and unprecedented rejected him for his very poor and abysmal performance, APC cannot be and should never be his safe haven.
“Ayade is running Cross River State like a fiefdom where he designated his younger brother as the co-governor with state powers. A man who is aiding and abetting corruption using his direct sibling as proxy should not be allowed to identify with a party with a decent pedigree like our great party, the APC.”
The group, which stated that the governor always lay claim to phantom projects to deceive the people, added that with the level of poverty and suffering of the people, Ayade does not deserve to be given a space in APC.