- Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed his reasons for meeting with APC leaders
- According to the former minister and fierce critic of the ruling party, the state of the nation necessitated the meeting
- Going further, he lamented that some people have misinterpreted his move
Following the controversies it generated, former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has finally revealed the reason why he met some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, he met them to discuss the “state of the nation, national issues, party politics and the way forward.
Recall that he met with the national chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe state, and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
Fani-Kayode disclosed this in a statement issued on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, February 9.
He said he met them to build bridges, join hands across political divides and regional lines to save Nigeria from drifting into civil war.
According to him, there is no wrong in joining hands across political, religious and regional lines to save Nigeria.
“Despite our differences, as leaders and statesmen, we must all sheath our swords and ensure that we never go down that path. May God help our country and may He guide us all.”
Legit.ng had previously reported that the recent meeting between Fani-Kayode and the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello of the APC generated a lot of reactions and comments among Nigerians on social media.
It was reported that many citizens on Twitter believed that Fani-Kayode's claim that the visit provided a "frank, candid, fruitful, and productive discussion" about Nigeria was nothing but wishful thinking.
Others felt that this is just the duo playing to the gallery and trying to make people believe that they are serious about the nation's myriad of challenges and the way out of them.
A Twitter subscriber, Nwa Chukwu, fumed over the untold plight of the masses who voted the current administration into power but are living in abject penury.
In a related report, Governor Yahaya Bello continued getting a lot of heat after his meeting with the former aviation minister.
One of those still fuming over the recent meeting is Dino Melaye, a former senator from the same state.
Reacting to the tweet in which Fani-Kayode disclosed the meeting, Melaye blasted the governor and claimed that he is only trying to further deceive and distract the people of Kogi.
Also, Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, frowned at the reports.
He wrote on Twitter:
“If he decides to join the governing party, I don’t think he will be welcome by majority of the party members, who he made it a duty to attack and insult for several years.”