Top All Progressive Congress, APC, sources in Abuja, the nation’s capital, informed www.calitown.com early today that a major condition appears to have been given Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, to fulfill, pursuant to what is expected to be his switch from the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, as political momentum gains speed.
The condition is thought to hover around the conduct of local council elections in the state. One source maintains that “it is not a coincidence that our people in Cross River State are spearheading legal processes against the governor’s dissolution of local councils and the desire to appoint caretaker committees for them. We are aware that if he does that, there will be no level playing field for other political parties and he has been expressly told that if he wants to come over to the APC, he has to deliver the councils to the APC as a complete show of loyalty. Is that too much to ask for?”
Confronted with the fact that people close to the governor have constantly maintained that the governor has no desire to ditch the PDP for the APC, another source laughed this off, maintaining categorically that, “those who continue to put a bet on Ayade remaining in the PDP till the next gubernatorial elections are unaware of his intention to run for a second term and the only place where he can actualize this dream is in the APC; he accepts this fact just like you and l know this”.
While Gov. Ayade’s political associations have been mostly pro-APC in nature, he still maintains a posture that is PDP in outlook, something a political observer says is the governor’s way of not putting all his eggs in one basket.
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