National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has tackled Professor Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, saying his “food-on-the table” policy impoverished the people.
Secondus stated this on Monday while inaugurating the caretaker committee of the party in Calabar.
Recall that Ayade left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in May.
Speaking at the event, Secondus stated that Cross River will remain the stronghold of the PDP despite the governor’s defection.
“The PDP would work to retain the confidence the people of Cross River State repose in our party and thus retain its dominance in the state,” he said.
“The hard-working people of Cross River State, with rich intellectual base, deserve more than mere food-on-the table rhetoric; they deserve to be taught to fish that is empowerment and manpower enhancement, rather than just being given cheap fish, which is no economic solution.”
He asked the party supporters to remain resolute, adding that the party remains strong and firm in the state.