The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has tore the Umbrella, the symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he was elected and switched over to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Seven Governors elected on the platform of the APC had stormed Calabar, the Cross River State capital yesterday, May 19, for a meeting with Ayade.
Among those that met with Ayade over dinner were the Governors of Imo, Ekiti, Plateau and Yobe States, Hope Uzodinma, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Simon Lalong and Mai Mala Buni respectively. They had arrived Calabar at about 7:30pm.
Confirming the development, Ayade’s spokesman, Christian Ita said: “It is true. It just happened now, His Excellency has dumped PDP for APC.”