Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he has started taking steps to woo Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and some other prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fani-Kayode said this on Thursday after he joined the APC and was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by Mai Mala Buni, chairman, caretaker committee of the APC and governor of Yobe state, at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The former minister who had once said he would “rather die than join APC” said he was led by the spirit of God in his decision to join the party as he added that he is committed to the unity of the country and that he is against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode said he has friends across party lines and that he is presently wooing Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Enugu state, Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state, and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi to join the ruling party.
According to Fani-Kayode, he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the APC.
He listed Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Bello Matawale of Zamfara as the governors he helped facilitate their defection to APC.
The former minister’s defection comes several months after he vehemently denied dumping the PDP.
Recall that, Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi, had in February claimed that Fani-Kayode had crossed over to the APC but the former minister debunked Bello’s claim, insisting that he was still a member of PDP.