Femi Fani-Kayode, FFK, former Minister of Aviation and critic to President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said he was led by the spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the All Progressives Congress, APC because of the positive changes he has noticed in the ruling party and to help foster the unity of the country because he is against anything that will cause the disintegration of the country.
He explained that he doesn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings by his choice, but he will never give up on his core values and principles, adding that he felt that this was the appropriate time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first.
According to him, we need to appreciate good things, it is not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward.
Fani-Kayode was later presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni in his remarks, said FFK has been received in appreciation and understanding of Mr President’s vision and magnanimity.
On how Mr President received the new party member, he said the President received him very well because Mr President is a magnanimous leader who shares his vision with anybody who is looking towards greater Nigeria.
While speaking with journalists after the presentation, FFK said he has friends across party lines and hinted at the possibility of the Governors of Bauchi, Enugu and Oyo States defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, I am wooing Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Enugu State; Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State and Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State respectively to join the ruling party.