The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressives Congress (APC).
There had been speculations in the last few months that Mr Fani-Kayode was planning to return to APC but he repeatedly denied the moves.
He was a member of the PDP until 2013 when he defected to the APC. He, however, returned to the PDP in June 2014.
Speaking with journalists after he was presented to President Buhari by the caretaker chairman of the APC, Governor Mala Buni of Yobe State on Thursday, Mr Fani-Kayode, said he believed that “it was time for him to cross over to join hands with the president in moving Nigeria forward”.
“The point is that I felt it was time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security; fighting insurgency and terrorism,” the former minister said.
“It is not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward.
“Doing this doesn’t mean we are enemies to anybody. Even if we are in another party, the PDP or any other party or group, we can still work together across party, regional, ethnic or religious lines.”
Mr Fani-Kayode added that Nigerians must remain united to salvage the country from those bent on destroying the progress of the nation.
Source: Punch Newspaper