More APC Chiefs Hail Ayade Over Defection

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More chieftains of the APC in Cross River State yesterday joined former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) in hailing Ayade for switching camps.

Joe Agi, SAN said the governor’s decision was “a welcome development for all progressive politicians.”

He said the energy, clout, pedigree and “certain elements of incumbency that your presence is bound to bring to the fold will provide a robust anchor for the party in the state,” while his membership of the party “will not only create a fresh momentum in the party but will also position it to better leverage on the APC national structure for a more effective delivery of critical services and development milestones for our people in the state.”

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Agi was the flag bearer of the APC in the last by-election in the Cross River North Senatorial District.

The PDP was declared winner by INEC but Agi challenged the declaration by INEC at the Election Tribunal and he is awaiting judgment.

Also welcoming Governor Ayade , Hon. Alex Egbonna, who was the only elected lawmaker of the APC in the state during 2019 election, said: “It feels good to see that our dear state is now listed in the comity of progressive states.

“Before now, I was like a lone child, being the only elected member of the party from Cross River. But today, the music has changed.

“Other elected personalities have now joined the fold. The broom revolution has hit Cross River State and our people will be the greatest beneficiaries.

“The coming into the APC of our governor and some members of the state house of assembly, National Assembly, political appointees, local government chairmen and all progressive minded Cross Riverians has opened up a new chapter for us as a people.

“It speaks of better days for Cross River State in the days ahead.”

Senator John Owan Enoh, the APC flag bearer who lost the 2019 governorship race to Ayade, said: “The historic nature of your entry into our party is not lost on every well-meaning Cross Riverian. It evinces hope and has lit the light of unbridled optimism in the minds of party members and the teeming supporters of our great party in the state and across the nation.”

Senator Bassey Otu said Cross River “has no business playing politics of opposition. The APC in the state and the centre will galvanize the needed support and ideas that will quickly accentuate the developmental foundation you have put down for our state.”

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