Thursday, 18 October 2018

Udayi dumps YPP, makes U-turn to support Ayade

| 19 October 2018 | Ukorebi Esien 

The Gubernatorial flag bearer of the Young Progressive Party in Cross River State, Dr Paul Udayi has dumped the party to return to his former party the People's Democratic Party, PDP. Thedailynewsng can report. 

Dr. Udayi who was an aspirant under the PDP was sometime ago reported by Thedailynewsng to have concluded arrangement to fly the Young Progressive Party, YPP flag in the state as its gubernatorial candidate after his was denied participation in the PDP's gubernatorial primary election. 

According to information made available to our newsroom Dr. Udayi has shelved his gubernatorial dreams and has returned to his former party, the People's Democratic Party, PDP. The Obudu born politician said his return to his  PDP is for the interest of peace and unity of the State, and indeed the party. 

In his words,  'After due consultations  I've decided to put everything behind and return to my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),to join hands with Party faithfuls and His Excellency, the Governor, Prof Ben Ayade together with our Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to work towards attaining victory in the forthcoming general elections'. 

He further charged Cross Riverians to be more prayerful and united even in this moment of trials and in the spirit of unity, continue to support the governorship bid of Cross River North, as it is morally right to do so. 

'To my esteemed supporters, my sincere gratitude to you for the show of love, support and prayers. I wouldn't have done this without you. 

Let's continue to join hands and make Cross River great and indeed Nigeria.'

A call to the state chairman of YPP Mr. Castro Ezama, to ascertain the true state of things in the party and his reactions to their candidate dumping the party after denying them of the chance of producing a gubernatorial candidate wasn't fruitful as he neither took nor returned his calls.

Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN