Has former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC)?
We don’t know yet. What we do know is that Fani-Kayode, a strong critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, met with two APC figures on Monday.
Fani-Kayode left APC six years ago to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sources close to the former minister, according to The Nation, hinted that he met with Yobe governor and interim APC chairman Mai Mala Buni and Kogi governor Yahaya Bello at a guest house in Abuja.
The closed-door meeting, which lasted for about an hour, was brokered by Bello who is also chairman of the party’s Mobilisation and Sensitisation Committee for the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise.
Source at the meeting said the three leaders may have concluded plans for the return of the former minister to APC.
Fani-Kayode, on Sunday night, had met with Bello in his Wuse Zone 6 residence in Abuja. The Kogi governor later led the former minister to Buni’s guest house.
Confirming his meeting with Bello, Fani-Kayode tweeted:
“It was an honor to have spent quality time with my friend and brother Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state last night.
“We had a frank, candid, fruitful and productive discussion about the way forward for our country. This is a clear case of politics without bitterness and of building bridges.”
He was, however, silent on his subsequent meeting with Buni.