One of the most virulent critics of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and Former Minister of Aviation,Mr Femi Fani Kayode was at the Presidential Villa for a closed door meeting with the president on Tuesday.
After the meeting Fani-Kayoded said he was delighted to be at Aso Rock.Said he:”This is a Presidential Villa; the President is a President of Nigeria every single person in this country that is a Nigerian is entitled to come here from time to time, when the doors are open to come and pay their respect to the wonderful people that are here.
“As a Nigerian, I have done that today and I’m delighted to be here.
According to the former minister,”I have always believed that every Nigerian regardless of the side of the political divide they belong, and as a Nigerian myself I have believed that we disagree on an issue from time to time the most important thing is for us to be able to resolve these issues come together to move this country forward.
“And I think every right thinking responsible person should be able to do that. They should also be able to come to the Villa from time-to-time to see how they can help to move the country forward.”
When asked if he would dump APC- “The step that I will take will be made known to Nigerians at the right time. The most important thing and I think you are fully aware of this is that I cannot and I will not be associated with a situation whereby any group of people is promoting a religion above another.
“I think all of us have gone past the stage of religious politics in this country.
“We must treat the Muslim community with utmost respect and we must that Christian community in the same way and even the non-religious.”
The visit is bound to raise eyebrows in political circles.The former minister is also known as one the closest associates of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.