The governor of Cross Rivers State, Sir Benedict Ayade has formally defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Ayade’s defection on Thursday has been greeted with a heavy downpour of insults from his followers on social media.
Comments sighted following the announcement of his decision on Facebook were majorly against his move.
The governor had posted saying, “this morning, I formally joined the All Progressives Congress. This decision was borne out of the need to bring Cross River State in sync with the policies and programs of the federal government. I believe that if every one of us as governors joins hands with Mr. President, I think we can sit at the same dining table and fashion out a way to govern this country.
“We need all Governors to recognize that it is not the party that matters. It is a character, it is an honor, it is a commitment to the vision of this great nation.
“We all need to as teamwork ahead of the President by working towards building a prosperous country that the succession worries of 2023 will come without the fears and the worries the international community has for us.”
Several responses to the post by Nigerians we’re garnished with insulting statements.