Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, who has been critical of Nigeria’s ruling party, has been officially received into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Chairman of the APC’s Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and Zamfara Governor Bello Matawale presented him to President Muhammadu Buhari as the newest catch and member of the party at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Fani-Kayode said he decamped from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the sake of national unity.
He said he had been responsible for many other defections to the ruling party.
According to him, he was instrumental in the defection of three PDP Governors to APC, including Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Ben Ayade (Cross River), and Bello Matawale (Zamfara).
He further said he has friends across party lines and was wooing Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) to join the ruling party.