The Osun State Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adegboyega Famodun, has advised other Peoples Democratic Party Governors, to emulate the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, and join the ruling party.
WUZUPNIGERIA reported that Ayade dumped the PDP for the ruling APC three days ago, citing the need to reposition his state as well as the exemplary leadership of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as the reasons.
"Having seen and known the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and his commitment to this country, his nationalistic disposition and all the efforts he has made to bring Nigeria to where we are today, it is obvious that at this point we needed to join hands with him to build a Nigeria that we can be proud of," Ayade said in a statement on May 20.
On Saturday, Famodun, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Kola Olabisi, commended Ayade for his courage and uncommon hindsight to say "bye-bye to Nigeria's main opposition party which has literally turned itself to a neatly punctured raw egg whose content has spilt on the ground without any hope of redemption, whether now or in the nearest future."
According to DailyPost, Famodun added that Ayade's defection would improve the fortune of Cross River State in terms of developmental projects and as such he urged governors under the PDP to also join the APC.
His statement read: "I am elated with the development of Governor Ayade's defection as it is a pointer to the fact that a sizable number of Nigerians are acknowledging the various monumental achievements of President Buhari's administration nationwide.
"My appeal to other PDP governors is to borrow a leaf from the Cross River State Governor in order for them to have secured places in the APC train that merely has a stopover for whoever is willing to identify with the successful administration of President Buhari in his visible genuine efforts to transform Nigeria".