A former Delta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has reacted to the defection of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Onuesoke said he was not surprised at Ayade’s defection, adding that the governor had stopped being a PDP governor over three years ago.
He described Ayade as a sheep in wolf’s clothing and a traitor to the people of Cross River State.
“I am not surprised at his eventual decamping to APC. Those who are close to me will testify that I saw this coming almost three years ago.
“To be honest, Ayade stopped being a PDP governor over three years ago. My only worry is the fact that it took him this long to finally make it public.
“The fact that he stayed this long before finally opening up on where his loyalty lies goes to show that he has been a mole, a sheep in wolf’s clothing and a traitor to the people of Cross River State, the PDP family in the state, the people of South-South the entire PDP family nationwide. Governor Ayade on Thursday dumped the PDP for the APC.
Ayade formally announced his defection at the Cross River State Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s Office in Calabar after a two-hour meeting with seven APC governors, led by the party’s interim chairman and Hovernor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the party through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday in a statement, called on PDP members in the state to remain calm and united despite Ayade’s defection to the APC.
“Our party calls on all critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party in Cross River State to immediately pull together and ensure that all structures of our party in the state remain intact.
“The PDP wishes Governor Ayade well in his new political sojourn as well as in his future endeavours,” he said.