Despite defecting to APC, Fani-Kayode speaks on ‘key’ role in PDP

Jesusegun Alagbe

Barely a month after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), former aviation minister Mr Femi Fani-Kayode said he looked forward to playing a key role in his former party.

Fani-Kayode said this on Thursday in a Twitter thread – but said he had no regrets joining the APC, a party he criticised on several occasions and vowing he would never join.

“Few days ago, I had the honor & privilege of receiving Alhaji Umaru Sanda, Chairman FCT Registration Committee of the APC, Alhaji Gambo Zakeri Babale, AMAC Sec. of APC & Eng. Usman Adaji the FCT Publicity Sec. of the APC in my Abuja home & I formally registered with the party.

“The registration number of my party card is FCT/ABUJAM/06 58401. I have been received with so much love and affection by the leadership of the party and party members in AMAC and the FCT and I have no regrets about my decision: I am proud to be where I am.

“I look forward to playing a key role in the battle that lies ahead at the local, zonal and national levels with the PDP. Glory be to God!” the former minister tweeted.

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The former PDP chieftain was introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari as the newest member of the ruling party on 16 September 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.

Shortly after being received into the ruling party by President Buhari, Fani-Kayode claimed he was responsible for the defection of three PDP governors who also joined the ruling party, namely Matawalle, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, and Ben Ayade of Cross River State.

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