UPDATED: Fani-Kayode Dumps PDP for APC, Sights National Unity As Reason

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Deji Adebayo, Abuja

A former Minister of Aviation and Chieftain of main opposition PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has officially dumped his party, the PDP to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Fani-Kayode was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday as the newest member of the party by Chairman of the APC’s Caretaker Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni along side Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawale.

Speaking with State House Correspondents shortly after meeting Buhari, Fani-Kayode said he decamped from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the sake of national unity.

He said he had been responsible for many other defections into the ruling party.

According to him, he was instrumental to defection of three PDP Governor to APC, including Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Bello Matawale (Zamfara).

He further said he has friends across party lines and was wooing Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) to join the ruling party.

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