Femi Fani-Kayode Give Conflicting Reasons for Iniatially Dumping and Rejoining PDP
Former Minister Of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode today rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party he left one year ago for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Although the former minister’s defection is not entirely surprising as events for past few weeks indicates it was just a matter of time to say good bye to the APC.
Aside penning down a two-part article criticizing the APC for allegedly insisting on a Muslim-Muslim ticket, the former minister’s visit to President Goodluck Jonathan and a couple of other utterances was a pointer.
What was however surprising is the new reason Fani-Kayode said informed his decision to rejoin the PDP.
In his declaration for the APC in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital in May last year, Fani-Kayode said he left the PDP because he has lost the respect and confidence of its members which he considered “irredeemable”.
He also cited his doubt about the PDP’s sincerity in delivering good governance to Nigerians, the autocracy of its decision making body and the rascality of President Goodluck Jonathan in a political feud with the Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
He said he left the PDP to be “with those that my spirit has been with long ago”
But while stating his reasons for rejoining the PDP today, Mr Fani-Kayode said his decision was based on APC’s intolerance of divergent views, “sympathy for Boko Haram and the insistence of its leadership to put up a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the forthcoming Nigerian presidential elections”.
In a bid to justify his claim that APC has sympathy for Boko Haram, Mr. Fani-Kayode added that he was now comfortable returning to the PDP since its former chairman, Bamanga Tukur, who he said demonstrated sympathy for the extremist Boko Haram sect, had been removed.
Worthy of not is the fact that Mr. Fani Kayode never stated while dumping the PDP for the APC last year that one of his reason was because Bamanga Tukur has sympathy for Boko Haram.
If Mr. Fani-Kayode in his declaration for APC last year stated that he left the PDP to be with those his spirit has been with long ago, at what point did he realize that the APC has sympathy for Boko Haram? Has he also redeemed the respect and confidence of its members he said he lost while declaring for the APC?
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