Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fani-Kayode, who is a known critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government has since been rumoured to be planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a video shot during an APC event in Kogi and shared on Wednesday, Bello said Fani-Kayode joined the APC in good faith.
He said, “Our brother and friend, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has joined our party in good faith. He is joining our party to come and add his own positive energy and make contributions to ensuring that APC is a party to beat.
“Remember, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress… Now he has decided to join our party, approached me and by the mandate giving to me by our party, I must not segregate.”
However, Fani-Kayode has distanced himself from the comments made by Bello, saying 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.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 10, 2021
He also advised Nigerians not to believe anything said about him that is not directly from any of his verified social media handles.
I would advise Nigerians to be very wary about fake quotations that are being attributed to me concerning other political leaders in the country.
If you did not read it on my verified twitter handle or my verified Facebook page then I NEVER said it.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 9, 2021