Kogi governor Yahaya Bello’s claim that Femi Fani-Kayode returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is false, the former aviation minister says.
Fani-Kayode, who left the APC in 2014, said that he remained a bonafide member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Media reports speculated that Fani-Kayode was returning to the APC after the former minister acknowledged that he met with Bello, an APC governor, behind closed doors.
But Fani-Kayode says that is not the case.
“Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation, I have not left the PDP,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
However, in a video shot during an APC event in Kogi and shared on Wednesday, Bello said Fani-Kayode had rejoined the party. He said the defection was one of his achievements as the head of the youth mobilisation committee for the party’s membership registration and revalidation.
“Our brother and friend, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has joined our party in good faith,” Bello claimed.
“He is joining our party to come and add his own positive energy and make contributions to ensuring that APC is a party to beat.
“Remember, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress… Now he has decided to join our party, approached me and by the mandate giving to me by our party, I must not segregate,” the governor said.
Fani-Kayode said in the past that he’d rather die than return to the APC.