Former Minister of Aviation ,Mr Femi Fani-Kayode who paid a surprise visit to President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday has finally opened up, urging the online media in particular to “stop speculating.”
In a email to Newsdiaryonline,Fani-Kayode said ,”I was at the Villa yesterday (April 8th, 2014) and what transpired there has been the subject of much online speculation. What I said to the media whilst there was very clear and I chose my words carefully. Let those that are interested read those words in today’s 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?
“Again the ongoing Federal Government confab has 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.
But in another breathe ,he recalled Biodun Ishola Ladepo’s words that ”If I were Femi Fani-Kayode and my party planned to field a Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket, especially in the age of Boko Haram, I would bolt faster than Hussein Bolt”.
To this the former minister said “I am glad that someone is seeing things clearly.”
Fani-Kayode who served under President Obasanjo as Culture and Aviation
Minister respectively said “ This is not about leaving parties but about principle. Let us hope that the leadership of the APC sees fit to clarify this matter at the soonest and assure us all that they will do no such thing. Their silence on the matter and their refusal to rule it out is simply fuelling more and speculation and dissent from within”