On Wednesday, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State said former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor spoke two days after he held a meeting with the former minister and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.
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Although Bello claimed that Fani-Kayode had “joined our party in good faith,” the minister countered the governor, insisting that he remains a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Despite the denial of the former minister, who is a staunch critic of the APC-led government, the issue has continue to generate reactions.
Two years ago when the rumour mill was agog that Fani-Kayode had joined the APC, he completely ruled out the possibility of defecting to the APC.
Taking to Twitter, he had at the time described the ruling party as “a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship.”
He had also christened the party as “darkness” and “the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC)”.
He had said: “The suggestion that l joined the APC is false and insulting. Those that are peddling this fake news should bury their heads in shame. With what we have witnessed, l would rarher die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship like the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC).
“I am committed to opposing the APC and those that are in their ranks for the rest of my natural life and I will NEVER join them no matter what! They are nothing but darkness whilst l stand for the light of God and truth: there can be NO fellowship between light and darkness.”
Amid the claim and counter claims of Fani-Kayode’s defection, something is clear and that’s – the last has not been heard of the matter.