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Fani-Kayode joins APC, says led by ‘spirit of God’

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode (popularly known as FFK) has officially joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to FFK, the Spirit of God led him to make the decision and he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.

Speaking, FFK said, “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.

“I’ve recognized the fact that we’re very close to war, a lot of people don’t know this and God forbid we should go into that. We should come together build it. If they criticize me for that, it’s their right to do so.

“I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but I’ve made a choice, I believe I’ve been led by the Spirit of God and I will fight the … and fight for what I believe is right within this party as I would anyway. I will never give up on my core values and principles.”

He also disclosed that he was instrumental in the exit of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC.

The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Bello Matawale of Zamfara State.

He further said that he has friends across party line and was wooing the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde and the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed to join the ruling party.

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