A Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has vowed to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, if Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State dumps the party over the chairmanship crisis rocking the state.
Fani-Kayode said the party would be making a great mistake by taking away the party’s structure from Ayade.
Ayade and some PDP chieftains in the state are in a battle over who becomes the chairman of the party in the state.
The Governor is supporting Alphonsus Eba known as Okadigbo to become the next chairman while his opponents in the party are rooting for the former PDP national publicity secretary and former commissioner, Venatius Nkem.
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Fani-Kayode in a tweet on his Twitter handle, warned the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, against supporting any other person rather than the person being supported by the governor.
He tweeted: “It would be a big mistake for the NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yo take the party structures in his state away from Ben Ayaade, Gov. of Cross Rivers state, and hand them over to anyone else. If this is done and Ayaade leaves the party be rest assured that many of us will leave with him.
“You cannot and must not undermine a sitting Governor or attempt to humiliate him in his own state and before his people. Some of those that are advocating and behind this nonsense would never allow it to happen in their own states. A word is enough for the wise.
“No-one, no matter how big or powerful, should think that they own the party. If there is any attempt to undermine Ayade it will spark off a crisis in the party that will split it right down the middle and the consequences will not be limited to Cross Rivers state.”