Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:49 am
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has shut out big wigs of the All Progressives Party from the the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
The venue was billed to host the grand reception today of former members of the Peoples Democratic Party, crossing over formally to the APC.
Party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and other top shots arrived Calabar Friday for the formal reception of former Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba and 10 other stalwarts of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
They have been told to look for an alternative venue, according to Daily Trust, as a PDP Youth rally is billed for the venue.
Ayade’s predecessor, Liyel Imoke, similarly shut the stadium against Muhammadu Buhari during the campaign for the general election.
Apart from the former Senate leader, others to be formally received include – former governor Chief Clement Ebri, former ambassador to Mali, Chief Sony Abang, former PDP governorship aspirant and ex-NNPC general manager, Godwin Jedy Agba, Senator Bassey Otu and other political heavyweights from the PDP and the Labour Party.
*Originally reported by Daily Trust