The Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, has given reason for dumping the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
He disclosed that he joined the ruling party to fight from within for the country to move forward.
Fani-Kayode on Thursday expressed desire that three Governors on the platform of the PDP will join the APC.
The former minister stated this after President Muhammadu Buhari received him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
He further stated that he was instrumental in the defection of three governors from the PDP to the APC.
Fani-Kayode said, “There are many people. If you ask my friend and brother, Governor Matawale here, there are many people within the PDP, who can tell you that I was there and very instrumental when Governor Umahi joined the APC.
“I was there and very instrumental when Governor Ayade did the same thing. I was there and very instrumental when my friend and brother governor of Zamfara, Governor Matawale did the same thing.
“There are many others, some of the most remarkable men in this country are still within the ranks of the PDP, it’s our job to try to win them over. Now, if you don’t mind me mentioning names, somebody like the governor of Enugu State, the governor Oyo State, and of course, my good friend, the governor of Bauchi State, great friends of mine, and I sincerely hope that they too may end up coming in this direction.
“But whether they do or not, the most important thing is that we work together as a people, as a country, and move our country together and fight and kill the terrorists and put to shame the foreign elements and I emphasize that word, foreign elements, that want us to end up fighting one another in this country and turning our country into a massive refugee camp.”
He added, “I’ll say that the only constant thing in life is change. You can’t hold me to what I’ve said in the past if circumstances change and I will always bow to superior argument and logic. For me, the primary cause today and let me say this, there’s no way I will renege on my fundamental core values and principles, anybody that knows me will tell you that.
“I believe in certain things; how the country should be moved forward. I will fight for that from within this party to ensure it’s done. I believe in fairness and equity. But the most important thing for us today is we must not allow our country to fall apart based on disagreement and misunderstanding amongst one another.”