Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has stated that there is no ideological difference between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ayade said this on Wednesday, when the national chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Calabar.
“What Nigerians need now is peace and unity. There is indeed no ideological difference, whether you are in PDP, APC or you belong to one faction of the party or the other.
“If truly you put people above your person, you must allow peace to reign by recognising the challenges of the society.
“The challenges of the society have created in itself a structure that allows us to resolve conflicts and move ahead as a country,” Ayade said.
Sheriff explained that he was in Cross River, with the aim of uniting all PDP factions.
He said: “As a great party, we need to work in unity and peace so that we can win the 2019 general elections.”
Sheriff went on to hail Ayade as the party’s best performing Governor.
“If I am asked who the best performing governor of the party is, I will simply say that it is Gov. Ayade. I am very proud that Ayade is not only a digital governor, but also the number one governor in terms of performance.
“With what you are doing now, 2019 will be an easy ride for you. There will be no challenge and no vacancy in Cross River,” he said.