Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode dumps PDP, joins APC

Femi Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has just announced his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress.

In a post on his Facebook post, Mr. Fani-Kayode said he took the decision after he met with Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi earlier today.

“I had a meeting with Gov. Kayode Fayemi afterwards and I have just publicly and formally declared for the APC,” the former minister said. “For me this is a great and historic day. Goodbye forever PDP.”

He said he met Mr. Fayemi after he chaired the public presentation of  a book written by an old friend, Bunmi Aborishade, who now teaches journalism at the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.

Mr. Fani-Kayode announced his defection from the ruling party shortly after another party chief, ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, issued a statement saying the PDP is on the path of destruction and called on its founding fathers to rise up to save it from collapse.

But analysts say the former minister’s defection is not entirely surprising. Even while a member of the ruling party, Mr. Fani-Kayode, had become one of the staunchest critics of the present administration and has always been seen in the company of the leading lights of the opposition.

The former minister is a loyalist of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo but it is not clear whether he sought the former president’s counsel before defecting to the opposition.


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  • Wizard

    The downfall of PDP is near. The days of PDP are numbered.

  • wax

    @ PM dis is not news pls… If APC is realy our messiah, dey should cleanse demselves nd get rid of criminals in dia mist starting with this noisemaker…

  • Ayo Yussuff

    Fani!!! he has no electoral value even in his sitting room….mchewww!!!!!!

  • olumide

    APC Ȋ̝̊§ ₪o† a party but bunch δf rogues A̶̲̥̅̊₪d̶̲̥̅̊ criminals.

  • The ambassador

    is it not thesame fani-kayode thats being prosecuted by efcc for 230million money laundering? APC is doomed already

  • Alfie

    Gala is still N50. Who cares???

  • Otome Elisha

    “For me this is a great and historic day. Goodbye forever PDP.” With the regular and consistent political harlotry imbedded in the DNA of Nigeria’s political elites, I hope to remember these words some to day

    • OdeyPeter Odo

      Your prophesy has come to pass!!!