I have not left APC says Fani-Kayode…
Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, said he was still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement yesterday said such conclusions were incorrect as he was yet to tinker with the idea of leaving the APC, though he had openly condemned the proposed Muslim-Muslim ticket for the party at the presidential level in 2015.
“I have not left the APC. If I ever choose to leave the party I will let the Nigerian public know and I will give my reasons. This has not happened,” he clarified.
According to him, what happened during his visit to the villa was only misconstrued. “I was at the villa the other day and what transpired there has been the subject of much online speculation. What I said to the media while there was very clear and I chose my words very carefully. Let those that are interested read those words in the newspapers rather than speculate. Other than that, I will say no more on this matter until I am ready to do so.
“A few days ago, all the APC governors from the South-west were in the State House where they held a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan. What they discussed has not been made public until now. Does that make them PDP governors? The presidency belongs to every Nigerian irrespective of religious and political persuasions.
“Again, General Buhari was recently honoured by the same President Jonathan during the centenary celebration which the APC did not support. Does that mean he has joined the PDP?”, he asked.
He also noted that the ongoing “National Conference had some APC chieftains participating in it despite the fact that the party is against it. Does that mean that they have left the APC? People should get real and stop speculating.”
Fani-Kayode said it was not about leaving parties but about principle.
“Let us hope that the leadership of the APC sees fit to clarify this matter (the Buhari-Tinubu ticket), soonest and assure us all that they will do no such thing.”
He said: “Their silence on the matter and their refusal to rule it out is simply fuelling more speculation and dissent from within.”
He said there are “many within the party leadership who have chosen to remain silent for obvious reasons.”