- Femi Fani-Kayode, a minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, has defected to the APC
- Fani-Kayode was officially welcomed into the ruling APC by President Buhari in Aso-Rock on Thursday, September 16
- The president was happy to receive Fani-Kayode who is one of the ardent critics of his administration
Aso-Rock, Abuja - After months of speculations and denial, a former minister of aviation during the administration of the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, Femi Fani-Kayode, has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Vanguard reports that he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday, September 16, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that Fani Kayode said that he was led by the spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.
The former minister informed that he was instrumental for the exit of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governors to the APC.
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Daily Trust also reports that the governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, Ben Ayade of Cross River state and Bello Matawale of Zamfara state.
Fani-Kayode further said that he has friends across party line and was wooing the governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde and the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed to join the ruling party.
Southwest youths ignore Tinubu, endorse Governor Yahaya Bello
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the southwest youths declared support for Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
It was reported that the youths under the auspices of the GYB2PYB Support Group across the southwest geopolitical zone expressed their preference for Bello to succeed President Buhari in 2023.
The youths on Wednesday, September 15, declared their support for Governor Bello during a political conference tagged, Towards a youthful political consciousness and 2023 general elections, organised by the GYB2PYB Support Group at Grandeur Event Center, Oregun, Lagos.
The participants, who constituted members of the GYB2PYB from the six southwest states, called on compatriots in other geopolitical zones to “join the moving train” saying it is high time for “youth O’Clock.”