Why I Raised Alarm Over Muslim/Muslim Presidential Ticket In 2015 – Fani-Kayode
A former Aviation Minister and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, at the weekend shed more light on why he exposed plots by some leaders of his party to field a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for 2015 elections.
He stressed that the alarm was raised for the matter to be quickly resolved to avoid disastrous confusion within the APC.
Speaking with journalists in Kaduna where he attended a wedding ceremony of the son of former Leadership Group chairman and APC presidential hopeful, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, the ex-minister noted that he raised the issue because he wanted the best for Nigeria, considering the nation’s diversity in view of the current political situation.
Mr. Fani-Kayode also dismissed rumors that he would soon dump the APC for his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that he had not made up his mind to dump the party.
“It was appropriate for us to do that at this time because it was something that was being discussed in a number of cycles within our party and even outside our party.
“So I thought it was important for some of us to voice out these things at an early stage so that everybody knows that what might impugn on the fortune of the party or indeed Nigeria is something we can avoid.
“Everything I said publicly, I said privately to them, I must say that the majority of people, governors and leaders and key leaders of APC, do not share or believe in that, we need to get it clear.
“Taste the water of the Nigerian people, I think the matter has been settled now, those that may have had that idea may now have a rethink, so we can now assure that we get the result we want at election.
“I am in the APC, the day I decide to leave, I will tell you. I am a foundation member of the APC. I will never leave, you all know me that I speak my mind”, he said.
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