I’m still in APC, Fani-Kayode says
Former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, said at the weekend that he is still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC chieftain had earlier caused uproar when he visited President Goodluck Jonathan after he made known his opposition to the speculated MuslimMuslim ticket.
Speaking in Kaduna at a wedding reception, FaniKayode insisted that he has never left the APC, saying he only advised the party against excluding certain sections of the country from its affairs.
“I am a loyal party man and the day I decide to leave, I will tell everyone. I am a foundation member of the APC, I never left but just speaking my mind,” FaniKayode said.
The former aviation minister said he raised the debate on the purported ‘Muslim-Muslim’ presidential ticket because he wanted Nigerians to take an early stand on it.
He said: “I think the matter has been settled now,” Fani-Kayode said. Those that may have had that idea may now have a rethink. We are now assured that we can get the result we want at elections.
“I want the best for Nigeria, and I also want the diversity of Nigerians to be considered, especially in recent political situation. It was appropriate for us to debate because it was something that was being discussed in a number of cycles within our party. I thought it was important for some of us to voice out these things at an early stage so that everybody should know what might impugn on the fortune of the party or indeed Nigeria.”
Continuing, Fani-Kayode adde: “The issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket was not a premonition. This was a stated intention of a few of our leaders within the APC. And everything I said publicly I said privately to them. I must say that majority of people, governors and leaders and key leaders of APC do not share or believe in that, we need to get it clear.”