A former Delta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has reacted harshly to the defection of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Onuesoke who described Ayade Thursday in a statement as a wolf in sheep’s clothing said the governor is a traitor to the PDP and people
He added that he was not surprised at Ayade’s defection, adding that the governor had stopped being a PDP governor over three years ago.
“I am not surprised at his eventual decamping to APC. Those who are close to me will testify that I saw this coming almost three years ago,” Onuesoke said.
“To be honest, Ayade stopped being a PDP governor over three years ago. My only worry is the fact that it took him this long to finally make it public.
“The fact that he stayed this long before finally opening up on where his loyalty lies goes to show that he has been a mole, a wolf in sheep’s clothing and a traitor to the people of Cross River State, the PDP family in the state, the people of South-South the entire PDP family nationwide.
Governor Ayade on Thursday dumped the PDP for the APC.
Ayade formally announced his defection at the Cross River State Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s Office in Calabar after a two-hour meeting with seven APC governors, led by the party’s interim chairman and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.