By John Ikani
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Nigerian Minister of Aviation, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was on Thursday, presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by Mai Mala Buni, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC and Governor of Yobe state, at the State House in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
Fani-Kayode, who explained that he had been a founding member of the APC, said he returned to the APC for the unity and togetherness of the country.
According to him, he worked behind the scene to facilitate the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the ruling party.
He listed Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Bello Matawale of Zamfara as the governors he helped facilitate their defection to APC.
Fani-Kayode said he has friends across party lines and that he is presently wooing Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Governor of Enugu state, Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo state, and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi to join the ruling party.
The former minister’s defection comes several months after he vehemently denied dumping the PDP.
Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi, had in February claimed that Fani-Kayode had crossed over to the APC.
But Fani-Kayode debunked Bello’s claim, insisting that he was still a member of PDP.