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Ben Ayade’s Commissioners, Aides Reject APC, Abandon Offices In Cross River

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State seems to be on his own after his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as many of his Commissioners, Special Advisers, Assistants and other political appointees have abandoned their offices.

It was gathered that various offices and Ministries of the top appointees were empty.

Some staff working with some of the appointees told DailyPost that their bosses said they cannot work under Gov Ayade/APC-led government.

“My bosses had said openly that they cannot work under Gov Ayade-led APC government, hence they have to abandoned their offices.

“Most of those who defected with him said, they will come back to PDP during the elections.

“It’s only that they have nothing doing for now, hence they went with him. When the chip is down, they will decide.

“Gov Ayade will be shocked because more people will abandon him. He has no structure on ground,” they claimed.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the State Primary Management Board, Hon Wilfred Ina has resigned from his appointment.

He said, “As an ethical politician and a firm member of the PDP with a clear understanding of the party’s core vision and mission for our dear country and who has enjoyed several privileges under the party, I cannot afford to jump boat to another party which ideologies do not align with and which views are widely considered by Nigerians as not being democratic and innovative enough to move our country to her expected destination.

“However, having the opportunity to serve in the Board has helped broadened my experience in governance and will be readily available to more opportunities that can help us build a better Cross River State in the future.

“I sincerely thank Your Excellency for the wonderful opportunity to serve and extend my warmest regards.”