Defection to APC: Saliu Mustapha lauds Gov Ayade’s bold move

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Saliu Mustapha, who is also aspiring to become the party’s National Chairman at the party’s forthcoming national convention, has lauded the decision of the Cross Rivers State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, to join the progressives’ fold, which he described as bold, courageous and highly commendable, saying “it was the right thing to do at this auspicious time in the life of the people of Cross Rivers State, and that of our country, Nigeria.”

He said: “In the face of multifaceted challenges Nigeria is currently faced with, there should be a legitimate and patriotic desire by all political actors to work together and chart a better path for our country.

“Governor Ayade has taken the first right step, I hope others who are as conscientious and courageous will also follow suit.

“For Governor Ayade, the APC will be more than just a home to him. It is also going to be an ideological pathway. The APC offers him a decent and ethical platform to drive development through politics. The promise will begin to unfold in the days ahead.

“Cross Rivers State had been in the trenches for too long. It is about time things began to change for better. I am confident that our party will, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, support Governor Ayade in charting better ways forward for a greater Cross River State.

“I congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for this feat, which, no doubt, is a loud testimony to the growing popularity of his government in spite of the tithing security challenges.”

Mustapha also congratulated “the leadership of our party led by His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni; Governor Kayode Fayemi and Governor Badaru Abubakar and their brother progressive Governors for this great feat. Posterity will be kind to them.”

Steve Oni, Ilorin


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