Former minister of Aviation, Femi-Fani Kayode, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to expect a mass exodus from the party over its handling of the party in Cross River state.
Reacting to the crisis in the Cross River chapter of the Party, Fani-Kayode in a statement he posted on his Facebook page said attempt by the National Working Committee of the party to take away the control of the party structures from Governor Ben Ayade will backfire.
“It would be a big mistake for the National Working Committee of the PDP to take the party structures in his state away 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 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 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 the consequences will not be limited to Cross Rivers state” he said.