- Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted over his alleged plan defection to APC
- The PDP had met with the national chairman of APC and some governors in the last few weeks
- Fani-Kayode, however, said he is too matured to be caged politically
Amid his alleged plan to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has finally cleared the air.
Legit.ng reports that Fani-Kayode said in a Facebook post on Sunday, February 21, that over the last one week, millions of Nigerians have expressed concern about which direction he is going politically.
He said that some have gone out of their way to reach out to him and offered their counsel out of genuine love and concern, adding that, adding that others have not reached out to him but wrote or spoke out of ignorance, hate and malice.
Fani-Kayode said that some said they warned him and that he has fallen into a trap whilst others said his voice has been silenced, saying that he is a spy and that the development signals the end of his political career.
The statement read in part:
"My response to them and others who have conjured up even stranger motivations and conspiracy theories when it comes to FFK is as follows. To whom it may concern: spare me your crocodile tears and be rest assured that I am too big, too intelligent, too experienced and too forthright to fall into any trap.
"It is impossible to castrate a lion, render it impotent or silence its roar. I stand on all my beliefs, core values and principles. I am the voice of the voiceless, I am a warrior, I fear nothing, I fear no-one, I am as constant as the northern star and I will always stand against evil.
"Are we so divided that we can't even talk to one another and take pictures together without causing a public stir and setting the Internet on fire?
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, expressed optimism in former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan staying in the PDP.
It was reported that Saraki gave this assurance on Tuesday, February 16, when some leaders of the party met with the former president amid growing speculations surrounding his projected move to the APC.
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