Cross Rivers State Governor Ben Ayade, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cross-carpeted to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Ayade announced this on Thursday morning after six APC governors and some members of the National Assembly visited him at the Government House.
The governors who visited Ayade include Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State; Hope Uzodinma of Imo State; Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State who is also the APC caretaker Chairman; Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa State, and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
Ayade was first elected governor of Cross Rivers State in 2015 under the platform of the PDP. He won reelection in 2019 under the same platform.
Recall that six months ago, Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, also left the PDP and joined the APC.