- Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has left Nigerians guessing about his next political move
- The ex-minister has been somewhat silent after rumours of him defecting to the APC surfaced in the media
- Fani-Kayode, however, met with Zamfara state governor, who happens to be a member of the former minister's current party
Former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has met another state governor as rumours of his possible defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to gain grounds.
This time, the ex-minister met with Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, a man he has severally described as his personal friend.
It is not clear if there is any political undertone to the meeting held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Governor Matawalle is, however, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) like Fani-Kayode.
Interestingly, the Zamfara governor has also been touted in the past as one of those heading to the APC, but he has repeatedly denied the rumours.
Fani-Kayode wrote on Twitter:
“I had the honour, pleasure and privilege of spending Thursday evening with my friend and brother Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state in his Abuja home.
“We had a frank, cordial, and productive meeting about the way forward for our nation. Thanks be to God.”
Recall that some APC youths recently 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.
Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.