- The PDP has lost another prominent member in Cross River state to the ruling APC
- Mike Etaba, a member of the lower legislative chamber, said joined the APC because of Governor Ayade
- Governor Ayade had on Thursday morning, May 20, announced his defection to the APC
Mike Etaba, a member of the House of Representatives from Cross River, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Legit.ng gathers the lawmaker officially registered for the APC in his political ward in Obubra local government area of the state at the weekend, Leadership newspaper also reported.
Etaba who represents Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency described himself as Governor Ayade’s foot soldier for all seasons, promising to continue to stand with him even beyond 2023.
Governor Ayade on Thursday morning, May 20, announced his defection from the PDP to the APC.
The governor made the announcement during a meeting with some APC governors who paid him a visit at the government house.
Ayade during his announcement hinted that his defection would enable cross River state to benefit more from the federal government.
Meanwhile, the Cross River state governor has also declared that more PDP governors would leave the opposition party for the APC.
He gave the hint when he featured as a guest on Channels TV’s Politics Today, in the evening of Thursday, May 20.
Ayade said that some of his colleagues would dump the PDP for the ruling APC in the next few weeks, saying that what they want to achieve is a country where they can sit with the president.
He made this known on Thursday, May 20, after meeting with the president's chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, at the State House, Abuja.
According to him, governors elected on the platform of the PDP see themselves as an alternative to the APC, adding that they are all doing very well in their respective states.