Governor Ben AYADE has concluded plans to defect to APC. Grapevine information had it that the governor’s soul and spirit is in APC while his body is in PDP despite the fact that he is in attendance at the on going BOT/NEC meeting at Wadata plaza at Abuja.
His plans might not be unconnected with Governor Nyesom Wike’s assertion of one more governor is left to cross over during his famous reaction to Umahi’s defection.
The governor has been trying to tie up some loose end as regards his Senatorial ambition as it is seemingly becoming clear that the odds will tilt towards Jarigbe Agom favour.
Below is an excerpt of his discussion that got leaked with an insider who is believed to be one of the Chief of staff to the president aide.
“Your Gov is in final talks with my people on crossing over in few weeks.
There a few issues about party structures, senatorial elections and zoning of crs 2023 positions.
He will bring 2 house of Reps members to add to the 1 we have.
He will bring 15 house members
15 local government chairmen
80% councillors ,
35 commissioners Board members and DGs.
He wants control of the party and wants to report to the villa directly. He’s not ready to negotiate with the Apc members in the state.
He wants the villa to tell them to work with him. Walai its hard, the man is difficult.
My oga wants to brief Baba and discuss with minister of state for crs”
We are living in an interesting time.
Gamji n’ Arewa FCT, ABUJA
Editor’s note: This leaked conversion was done in November last year. It means Ben Ayade’s decampment is not altruistic