Femi Fani-Kayode, may be on his way back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) six years after dumping the party for the PDP.former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG reports that Fani-Kayode, a strong critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, left APC for PDP on June 2, 2014, barely a year to the general elections which brought Buhari and APC to power.
Announcing his resignation from APC in 2014, the former Minister said, “I wish to inform the general public that as at today, 2nd June 2014, I have left the APC and gone back to the PDP. I wish the APC well in all their endeavours, but as at today, we have parted ways forever and my spirit has left them.”
However, there seems to be a new development when Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Monday received Fani-Kayode at his Abuja residence, appealing to Nigerians to practice politics without bitterness.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Onogwu Muhammed, quoted Bello in a statement as saying that embracing politics without bitterness would boost nation building and promote national integration.
It was an honor to have spent quality time with my friend& brother Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state last night. We had a frank, candid, fruitful& productive discussion about the way forward for our country. This is a clear case of politics without bitterness& of building bridges. pic.twitter.com/BaJXr2IEbZAdvertisement
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 8, 2021
Bello described Fani Kayode’s visit as a welcome development, stressing that all hands must be on deck to ensure that Nigeria remained an indivisible entity.
The governor said also that stakeholders must ensure that the fight against insecurity was fought without ethnic and regional biases.
“The support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in fighting insecurity and poverty in the country must be holistic, irrespective of party differences.”
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the hope of Nigeria and it is important for everyone to support Buhari’s administration for the development of Nigeria as a country.
Also speaking, Fani-Kayode described Bello as a phenomenal leader and bridge builder, saying that he had a fruitful discussion with the governor.
“It was an honour to have spent quality time with the governor — my friend and brother.
“We had a frank, candid, fruitful and productive discussion on the way forward for our country.
“This is a clear case of politics without bitterness and of building bridges. This is a time that we as Nigerians must all come together as one to save our country,” Fani-Kayode said.
The governor and the former minister also visited Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, who is also the Caretaker Chairman of the APC.