Amid rumoured defection to APC, Fani-Kayode meets Buhari's aide Adesina, PDP governor

Amid rumoured defection to APC, Fani-Kayode meets Buhari's aide Adesina, PDP governor

- Chief Femi Fani-Kayode still continues to draw attention to himself amid planned fence-crossing move to the ruling train APC

- The former minister "bumped" into President Muhammadu Buhari's aide Femi Adesina at the airport

- FFK, as fondly called, however, visited Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state to discuss "crucial national issues"

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Amid growing speculations surrounding his planned defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), ex-minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Saturday, February 13, "bumped" into an "old friend" Femi Adesina.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, in a tweet, said he met the media and publicity adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja airport.

The meeting, according to FFK, was accidental, with the former aviation minister jokingly saying he was "really in trouble" - referring to conversation drawn to him recently.

Amid defection to APC, Fani-Kayode meets Buhari's aide Femi Adesina, another governor
Fani-Kayode bumped into Buhari's aide Femi Adesina at the airport but met Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo. Credit: @RealFFK
Source: Twitter

He described Adesina as a brother and pastor, saying it was a "pleasure" they both met.

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"Was delighted to have bumped into my old friend and brother Pastor Femi Adesina, Special Advisor to President Buhari on Media & Publicity at Abuja airport this morning! "

Meanwhile, the former aviation minister was in Oyo on Sunday, February 14, to meet the state's governor, Seyi Makinde.

Fani Kayode, who described the governor as brother and friend, said the meeting was only based on "discussions about crucial national issues."

"With my friend and brother Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state. Spending time him and having discussions about crucial national issues is always a pleasure and a joy. Oyo state is in very good hands indeed and I am very proud of him and all his efforts."

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Meanwhile, the Rivers state chapter of the PDP has reacted to former minister Fani-Kayode's meeting with some leaders of the ruling APC.

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Rivers PDP publicity secretary, Sydney Tambari, on Tuesday, February 9, said the former aviation minister is free to defect. Tambari said Fani-Kayode enjoys the freedom of association, hence the reason his defection cannot come as a surprise.

He, however, said the minister has not officially forwarded his resignation of PDP membership to the national leadership of the party.


Rahaman Abiola is a result-oriented journalist and content writer with a firm grip of over 5-year corporate experience stranding diverse roles in digital & traditional media and social media communication.

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