17th September, 2021
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, said he had an excellent meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.
The ex-minister made this known while addressing Nigerians on Friday morning.
He said the president received him warmly and was delighted he joined the All Progressives Congress.
“It was an honor and a privilege to visit with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, yesterday in the company of my dear friends and brothers, Governor Mala Mai-Buni and Governor Bello Matawalle.
“Mr. President received us very warmly and we had an excellent meeting. I intimated to him of my decision to join the APC and he was delighted with the news.
“Now we move forward together to make our country a better place and to bring peace, love and stability to our shores. God bless Nigeria!.”
Fani-Kayode, however, also explained why he joined forces with President Buhari, a man he once called a religious bigot and a cow lover.
He said: “Having moved closer to him (Buhari), I have discovered a lot of things I didn’t know before. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes.
He added that”the most important thing is that if I believe we should move in a particular direction and I’m getting positive responses and consequences from my own contributions at various levels then, of course, I have to respect that. Then I have to ask myself, is it not better for us, for me and my country, to ensure we operate from within and make the change we want to change rather than throwing bricks from the outside.”