Former Aviation Minister and a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode has threatened to leave the party if the leadership structure of the party is taken from the state governor, Ben Ayade and handed over to another person. He warned that such a move would trigger a mass exodus of party members to rival political parties.
Baring his mind on the simmering crisis engulfing the party in the state, the lawyer cum politician advised the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to have a rethink and safe the party from disintegration.
‘It would be a big mistake for the National Working Committee of the PDP to take the party structures in his state from Ben Ayade, the 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 before his people. Some of those that are advocating and are 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 they own the PDP. If there is any attempt to undermine Ayade, it will spark off a crisis in the party that will split it right down the middle and consequences will not be limited to Cross Rivers alone”, he said.