- Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday, February 9, met ex-president Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja
- The former minister of aviation has been facing harsh criticisms after he met with some APC leaders
- The minister noted that his meeting with the leaders was for national interest and unity
Days after his meeting with the national caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday, February 9, met former president Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.
PM News reports that the ex-minister met with Jonathan amidst rumour that he may have concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC following his series of meeting with leaders of the ruling party in the past few days.
Legit.ng gathered that Fani-Kayode had also met with the APC senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, Smart Adeyemi, a day before he met with Governor Bello.
Defending his meeting with the APC leaders, the former minister had in a statement posted on his Facebook page said it was about the state of the nation, pressing national issues, party politics and the way forward.
Fani-Kayode, however, failed to deny or confirm speculations that he was on his way to the APC in the statement.
Also while announcing his meeting with Jonathan on the evening of Tuesday, February 9, the former minister refused to say if he is returning to APC or staying put in PDP.
He, however, described Jonathan as the best Nigerian president ever, saying that he had the privilege to meet his former boos.
“My team and I had the honor and privilege of spending a wonderful evening with President Goodluck Jonathan in his Abuja home earlier tonight. None like him.”
He issued a piece of advice to Nigerians, saying they should be wary of fake quotations that are being attributed to him concerning other political leaders in Nigeria.
"If you did not read it on my verified Twitter handle or my verified Facebook page then I NEVER said it. Period.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that as the rumoured defection of Fani-Kayode continues to be trailed by manifold reactions, a chieftain of the southwest PDP, Ajala Somide, said all the stories surrounding the former minister were fairytales.
It was reported that Somide, who spoke on Tuesday, February 9, described Fani-Kayode as a staunch loyalist and leader of the opposition party.
He said the reports are mere speculation peddled by detractors to create unnecessary panic in the household of the PDP ahead of the 2023 election.