APC accuses Ayade of victimization

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

The Cross River chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Ben Ayade of victimizing its members without justifiable reasons.

The party, in a statement, distanced itself from recent claims by Ayade that he enjoys a cordial relationship with supporters of the party in the state.

The governor, who is facing a perjury case filed by Mr. Joe Agi, SAN, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Supreme Court, had alleged political persecution against him by his party, the PDP because of his cordial relationship with the APC.

The acting chairman of Cross River APC, Mr. John Ochala, stated that the reverse was the case, as Ayade had been persecuting supporters of APC in the state.

He called on the Federal Government and the National Leadership of the party not to listen to the antics of Ayade on litigation at the Supreme Court.

Challenging the governor to show evidence of cordial relationship with the party either at the state or national level, he cited examples of how Ayade recently sealed a radio Station belonging to a chieftain of the APC, Prince Goddy Agaba without any notice or reason in Calabar.

He further claimed that the state governor had consistently hounded prominent members of the APC including Prince Goddy Agba, Venatius Ikem and Paul Adah.

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