Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State made the statement on Thursday 25 August 2016 while addressing newsmen in Calabar.
"I am in love with the style and ability of President Muhammadu Buhari as leader of Nigerians. He does not see himself as a party leader but as father of the country.
"His efforts at streamlining the country’s resources, as well as tackling corruption drew me closer to him.
"Besides, he has shown me love even though I am of the PDP. He gives utmost and prompt attention to my requests,"