Fani-Kayode joins APC
* Boasts he facilitated defection of 3 PDP govs
* Woos Ugwuanyi, 2 others
* May have gone as Jonathan’s forerunner
By Steve Oko
Political watchers were today shocked by former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, a staunch critic of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as he formally joined the party with long broom.
The former Minister was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Kayode said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country.
He said he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.
He informed that he was instrumental for the exit of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC.
The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Bello Matawale of Zamfara State.
He further said that he has friends across party line and was wooing the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde and the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed to join the ruling party.
It is not yet clear if he is going to contest for APC’s presidential ticket but pundits believe he has gone to prepare the way for former President Goodluck Jonathan who is strongly rumoured to be set to join the ruling party.
Jonathan has severally denied any plans to dump the PDP but the recent visit by PDP elders to Jonathan to dissuade him from leaving the main opposition party has heightened fears of his likely defection.
Recall that PDP governors had paid similar visits to Umahi, Ayade and Matawale to possibly stop their defection but could not.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email [email protected]; [email protected] Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.