Fani-Kayode joins APC, visits Buhari
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Fani-Kayode’s defection was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on his official Facebook on Thursday, showing the former minister flanked by APC officials in Aso Rock. His defection came after months of speculations and denials.
The former PDP chieftain was introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari as the newest member of the ruling party on Thursday during a visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He was led to the meeting with the President by the APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, as well as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State. The Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, was also present at the meeting to introduce him to the President.
The former minister revealed that he was equally wooing three more governors in the main opposition party to join the ruling party. He listed them to include Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, and Governor Ifeanyi Uguanyi of Enugu State. He said whatever opinion anyone may have about his credibility, as a result of his constant change of parties, was up to them.
Fani-Kayode used to be a strong critic of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. He was the Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo between 2003 and 2006.
Also in 2006, he served as the Minister of Culture and Tourism for a few months before he was later appointed as the Minister of Aviation later that year.