- Reactions continue to trail the purported plans of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode to defect to the ruling APC
- A youth group within the ruling party has declared its support for the move
- The group described the former minister of aviation as an asset to Nigeria
The GYB2PYB Youth Support Group has described Nigeria's former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode as an asset to the country.
The group made the declaration in reaction to media speculations that Fani-Kayode is heading to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, February 9, the youth group also expressed solidarity with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state who is rumoured to be the arrow-head of Fani-Kayode's return to the ruling party.
Bello is the current chairman of the APC mobilisation and sensitisation committee as the party continues its drive to get more Nigerians as active members of its fold.
The director-general, GYB2PYB Youth Support Group, Ambassador Oladele John Nihi congratulated the leadership of the APC, Governor Bello, and all party's stakeholders, for demonstrating to the world how progressive the party is.
Ambassador Nihi said:
“Having the likes of Femi Fani-Kayode in the APC is not only a plus, but a vivid demonstration of the true commitment of the party's leadership that the APC is home for all.
“The desire to achieving a new Nigeria is a collective effort and for a sea to guarantee smooth sailing, proper dredging is required.
“The APC has shown to Nigerians both home and abroad, that there is room for everyone willing to contribute meaningfully to the development of our dear nation.
“As the party's mobiliser; Governor Yahaya Bello has shown great capacity in a short period of time that, the confidence impose on him by the party is worthwhile. Truly a leader of our generation is here!”
Recall that after his photos with Governors Bello and Mai Bala Buni of Yobe state surfaced on social media, Fani-Kayode explained why he met the duo.
According to him, he met them to discuss the state of the nation, national issues, party politics, and the way forward for Nigeria.
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.
In a related development, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has declared that access should be given to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), willing to join the APC in the ongoing membership registration exercise of the ruling party.
Omo-Agege made the comment on Tuesday, February 2 in his country home in Orogun, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state.
According to him, the essence of the exercise is to rejuvenate the party in preparation for future elections hence the need to get more members into the APC fold.