Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says he remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said this despite Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State confirming that he has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
On Monday, Fani-Kayode had met with Bello and the National Chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State, leading to speculation that he had defected to the ruling party.
The speculation was later confirmed to be true by Gov. Bello who, in a viral video, said, “Our brother and friend, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has joined our party in good faith. He’s joining our party to add his own positive energy and make contribution into ensuring that APC is a party to beat.”
“Remember that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was a foundation member of this great party. Due to misunderstanding, he decided to port elsewhere, now he has decided to join our party, approached me, and by the mandate given to me by the party, I must not segregate or discriminate against any individual.”
In a swift reaction, however, Fani-Kayode admitted that he’s indeed holding talks across party lines. He, however, made it clear that he has not left the PDP.
“Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation, I have not left the PDP,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation I have not left the PDP.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 10, 2021