16th September, 2021
Femi Fani-Kayode, anticipating a flurry of attacks for switching from PDP to APC on Thursday attributed his action to God.
After he was formally welcomed to the party by President Buhari, the lawyer and former aviation minister said he was led by the Spirit of God.
He said he joined the APC to help in enhancing the unity of the country.
He said he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.
He said whatever opinion anyone may have about his credibility, as a result of his constant change of parties, was up to them.
In an interview with newsmen, Fani-Kayode, said he believed that it was time for him to cross over to join hands with the President in moving Nigeria forward.
“The point is that I felt it was time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security; fighting insurgency and terrorism.
“It is not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward.
“Doing this doesn’t mean we are enemies to anybody. Even if we are in another party, the PDP or any other party or group, we can still work together across party, regional, ethnic or religious lines,” he said.
He added that Nigerians must remain united to salvage the country from those, bent on destroying the progress of the nation.
Fani-Kayode advised Nigerians not to allow any person or group to divide them or make the country disintegrate.
“Most importantly is the appreciation of the fact that we must remain one as a nation, and build bridges, work together to move the country forward.
“The most important thing is for us to understand the fact that Nigeria must not disintegrate and those that want us to end up fighting one another in a war, will be put to shame.
“There are people that think like that and that is what informed me to come here and meet the President.
“He was very gracious and it is an honour to me, and we will move the country forward together.’’ he added.
On Wednesday, Fani-Kayode had moved round some APC governors to discuss his plan to finally ditch PDP.
In several posts on Instagram, he revealed his itinerary.
He was with Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Governor Mai Mala Buni and his friend, Governor Yahaya Bello.
After each meeting, he wrote: “We had a fruitful and productive meeting and we shall continue to work closely together with others from all over the country over the years to build bridges and move our country forward”
On Thursday, he posted a cryptic message on Facebook: On the move.
He really did move, jumping full body into APC.