- Governor Ayade has lamented how Cameroonians are flooding his state
- He stated this when receiving Senate President, Bukola Saraki
- Saraki visited Ayade to solicit his state's support ahead of the PDP primaries
In a development that followed as an offshoot of struggle for the Ambazonia Republic in Cameroon, Cross River governor, Ayade has raised concern over the increasing numbers of Cameroonians in the state.
Ayade cried out on Wednesday, September 12, when he received the president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Saraki paid Ayade a courtesy visit to seek his support ahead of the PDP primaries in October, 6.
Lamenting how non-Nigerians are gaining entry into the state, the governor said: "With the recent Ambazonia crisis, a lot of tension has been created in the state. It is so bad that as of today, Cross River has over 4,000 Cameroonian refugees."
"We have about seven camps where we are keeping these refugees and over 27 illegal routes where these Cameroonians gain access into the state."
“It is so bad that the arm struggle has led to a situation where Cross River has become a recruitment ground for mercenary to prosecute the war in Cameroon."
Senator Saraki in his rejoinder gave kudos to the governor. He added that he was in the state to solicit support from the state's delegates ahead of the approaching PDP primaries.
"I am in Cross River to solicit delegates support in the forthcoming presidential primaries of the People’s Democratic Party."
“I have the intellectual ability and capacity to rule Nigeria and that is why I am soliciting the support of all Nigeria to achieve this aim."
Ayade affirmed Senator Saraki's competence, adding that the former governor of Kwara has everything at his disposals to lead the country in terms of fitness and wealth of experience.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that there was a frantic search by some powerful members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to pick a consensus candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
The party chieftains had embarked on the search, in order to prevent a possible implosion of the party after the October 5 primary election to pick a presidential candidate.
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