There are strong indications that the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu have sown the seed of the fresh crisis rocking his presidential campaign council list by deliberately rejecting the names submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, his party leadership and the progressive governors, in the composition of the campaign council.
Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River State, is one of the aggrieved governors whose names were rejected.
According to THISDAY, Ben Ayade has vowed not to support the presidential candidate during the campaign “since the party leaders have demonstrated to know more than him in his state”.
“Tinubu no say Ayade no go fit moblize” — Nigerians React As Tinubu Rejects Ayade’s Nominees for Campaign Council
In one case, according to the officials, Cross River Governor Ben Ayade vowed not to support the presidential candidate during the campaign “since the party leaders have demonstrated to know more than him in his state.”
The governor was surprised that none of the people he recommended were mentioned by the party after submitting lists of those he thought would successfully mobilize voters for the presidential candidate in Cross River.
Nigerians React to Governor Ayade outbursts
Meanwhile, some Nigerians on Facebook have reacted to the decision of Tinubu to shunned Ayade list.
A Facebook user known as @Wisdom Ovat said:
“Ayade has never supported his party’s Presidential candidate. 2019 while in PDP, he supported Buhari in APC with Billions”.
@Jombo Steve: “Ayade will soon become obedient”.
@Victor Alobo: “No be new thing 4 we CRS Tinubu no say ayade no go fit moblize 4 am becouse him no sabi the game make APC Presidential candidat no wast him time for CRS. ATIKU is coming ooooh”
@Wisdom Ovat: “Ayade is not a politician and he can’t Mobilize”
@Daniel Makmis Dakup: “Just join us back bros”.
@Valentine Damjuma John: “That’s your business”