A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Southwest, Hon Ajala Somide, on Tuesday reacted to the alleged plan of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to dump the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Somide in his reaction to the speculation described the report as fairytales.
The PDP chieftain noted that the former minister remains committed to the PDP and a strong pillar of the party who has been tormenting the ruling party, APC.
There had been speculations that Fani-Kayode is set to join the ruling party after his picture with the chairman of the APC reconciliatory committee, Mai Buni and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was spotted.
Somide while speaking with Vanguard, noted that reports of his plan defection are mere speculation orchestrated by detractors who are scared of the formidable force of the PDP already in place to wrestle power from the APC come 2023.
He said “I can confidently tell you that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is still in the PDP. He remains a loyal member and has not defected to the ruling party.”
“Why would he defect to the APC? What has APC got to offer him? He will not defect to the ruling party. He remains committed to the values of the PDP.”
Somide noted that Fani-Kayode hasn’t even said anything on his political future and wonders why people are speculating on what next move he has in mind.
“Has he spoken to anyone that he has defected? Of course no. As a leader and statesman, he is free to associate himself with other leaders in the country across religion and party lines to build and move the country forward. Politics should not make one an enemy of another simply because they don’t belong to the same party.”
Recall that the Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr Salihu Lukman, has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari will never allow the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Maazi had reported that the former minister was allegedly planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling APC after meeting with the National Chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello in Abuja