- If the words of Governor Yahaya Bello are anything to go by, then Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has joined the APC
- The Kogi state governor made the announcement on Wednesday, February 10
- The governor was speaking in his hometown after participating in the registration and revalidation exercise of the APC
Governor Yahaya Bello has officially confirmed that a former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Bello confirmed the rumours in a trending video seen by Legit.ng on Twitter.
The governor made the comment after he revalidated his APC membership in his country home in Kogi state.
Governor Bello said:
“Our brother and friend, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has joined our party in good faith. He is joining our party to come and add his own positive energy and make contributions to ensuring that APC is a party to beat.
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“Remember, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress.”
Governor Bello's comment came on the same day some youths in the APC vowed to walk out Fani-Kayode if he is sighted at any event of the ruling party.
The youths took to social media to reveal their plans if the rumours of the Osun-born politician returning to the party was true.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, frowned at the reports that Fani-Kayode might be heading back to the APC.
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.”
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.