Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the opposition party, handed down the threat Tuesday night.
The former minister said he was displeased over alleged moves by the National Working Committee (NWC) to hijack the state structure of the PDP in Cross River State from the governor, Ben Ayade.
He said if that is done and the governor decides to leave the party, he won’t hesitate to do same.
“It would be a big mistake for the NWC of the PDP to take the party structures in his state away from Ben Ayaade,Gov. of Cross Rivers state,& hand them over to anyone else.If this is done & Ayaade leaves the party be rest assured that many of us will leave with him,” Fani-Kayode said in a statement.
“You cannot and must not undermine a sitting Governor or attempt to humiliate him in his own state and before his people. Some of those that are advocating & behind this nonsense would never allow it to happen in their own states. A word is enough for the wise.
“No-one, no matter how big or powerful, should think that they own the PDP. If there is any attempt to undermine Ayaade it will spark off a crisis in the party that will split it right down the middle and the consequences will not be limited to Cross Rivers state,” he warned.