Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has denied defecting from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
This follows reports that he dumped the PDP after meeting the APC interim committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello.
Yahaya Bello had announced that the PDP chietain had moved to the ruling party.
“Our brother and friend, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has joined our party in good faith. He is joining our party to come and add his positive energy and make contribution into ensuring that APC is a party to beat.
“Remember that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was a foundation member of this great party. Due to misunderstanding, he decided to port elsewhere. Now he has decided to join our party. He approached me and by the mandate given to me by the party, I must not segregate, I must not discriminate against any individual.
“Even if he has his different opinion about the party before…about the government before, he has seen the light, the reality and the need to join the APC, it is just nice, it is just important, it is just smooth and very, very sweet to accommodate and welcome Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
“Remember that this party does not belong to one individual. It belongs to all Nigerians. You are free to join. We will welcome you with our arms wide open”
Fani Kayode has joined our party, the APC in good faith — Yahaya Bello pic.twitter.com/oJn4stgqZO
— Maybeks (@MayUbeku) February 10, 2021
However, Fani-Kayode has refuted the claim that he is now a member of the party of progressives, describing his meeting with the APC chieftains as political consultation.
Taking to his verified Twitter account, the politician wrote;
”Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation I have not left the PDP.”
Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation I have not left the PDP.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 10, 2021