Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has advised his fellow governors across Nigeria to rally round President Muhammadu Buhari in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to collectively move the country forward.
The governor, who answered reporters’ questions today, June 3 in Abuja, said: “most countries that have done well like the UAE is a monarchy.”
He cited China as another country with almost one party system that had attained the position of world power.
“So who says that all the (political) gladiators cannot come together and agree on a way forward.”
Governor Ayade said that the President needs the whole goodwill in this world to prepare the country for the next generation, even as he called on “other governors, to please do all they can, let’s move to the Centre.”
He said that discussion is ongoing to develop a strategy that can change the insecurity narratives.
“All over the world, if you look at the history of the countries that have become first world, when at sixty, Nigeria is better. “Nigeria is 60 but there is room for improvements. “All these nations right back as 1876, started having industrial revolution. If any nation wants to do well, the first step is industrial growth-agro-industrial revolution. So the first step is what this country has to take in line with Mr. President’s policy of Nigeria without oil.”