Former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode threatens to dump PDP

Femi Fani-Kayode
Tochi Juliet

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has threatened to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the party further humiliates Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.

Fani-Kayode stated this on Tuesday in a series of tweets in reaction to the crisis rocking the Cross River State chapter of the party.

He disclosed that the party was planning to remove Ayade as leader of the party in the state, noting that such would amount to undermining and humiliating the governor in his state.

The party’s NWC had postponed the August 8 state Congress in the state by one week following a stalemate that arose from what sources said was the failure of stakeholders to reach a consensus over the choice of candidates for the various positions.

Fani Kayode reacting to the issue said: “It would be a big mistake for the NWC of the @OfficialPDPNig to take the party structures in his state away from Ben Ayade, governor of Cross Rivers state, and hand them over to anyone else.

If this is done and Ayade leaves the party be rest assured that many of us will leave with him.

You cannot and must not undermine a sitting Governor or attempt to humiliate him in his own state and before his people.

Some of those that are advocating and behind this nonsense would never allow it to happen in their own states. A word is enough for the wise.

No-one, no matter how big or powerful, should think that they own the @OfficialPDPNig. If there is any attempt to undermine Ayaade, it will spark off a crisis in the party that will split it right down the middle, and the consequences will not be limited to Cross Rivers state.”

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