Written By David Ugbabe
The Cross-River State Governor, Ben Ayade has said that the international community is responsible for funding enemies of state; and secessionists so that they can be in the business of guns.
Governor Ben Ayade made the statement at the Aso Villa after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He noted that the interest of the international community is as a result of the natural resources, and they will be glad to see such country go to war. “As you know, what this international community does for Africa, once they see the large deposit of natural resources, they will be glad to see such country go to war. On one side, they’re funding enemies of state; on the other hand they’re funding secessionists so that they can be in the business of guns,” he said.
The Governor further explained the reason behind his move to the All Progressives Congress (APC) stating that it is because of his personal relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari whom he has watched and found to be honesty as well as his wish and commitment Nigeria. He said: “I moved into the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of my personal relationship with Mr. President. I have watched him and I find honesty, integrity and I see his wish and commitment to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. To that extent, I have a leader that I trust.
Meanwhile, his former party the Peoples Democratic Party were not spared in his statement as he noted that the “opposition parties in the third world means let everything happen that will made the other party look bad.” He added that, “The increasing insecurity in Nigeria as Nigeria suffers attacks from extraneous aggressors, paid militia and bandits, the opposition party only celebrates that because they believe it gives them a chance to win in 2023.
“So, opposition becomes very cannibalistic. So, you rejoice over the bloodbath in your country, you rejoice over the level if insurgency and killings in your country just because you are playing opposition.
“The country is snowballing into a civil strife. We need to come together and support Mr. President to overcome the insurgency which is characterized by external militias who are paid for the purpose.”