A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode may be on his way back to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) six years after he left for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sources close to him informed The Nation he met with chairman, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Gov. Mai Mala Buni and Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello at a Guest House in Abuja.
The closed- door meeting, which lasted for about an hour, The Nation learnt, may not be unconnected with fine tuning plans for the return of the former Minister to APC.
Fani-Kayode had earlier met with Governor Bello in his Wuse Zone 6 residence in Abuja before he led the former Minister to the party chairman’s Guest House.
Fani- Kayode the former aviation minister,has sometimes visited the ruling party stakeholders, like Fayemi and others, he visited Fayemi at Ekiti State governor house, which Fayemi was alleged anti-party activities and suspended by party Excos then.
The APC said the governor was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo state” which saw the party losing out in the contest.
The party claimed that five days before the Edo election, Governor Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode in the government house in Ado-Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC. “This is same Fani-Kayode who daily abuses President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the APC as a party as well a vital section of our country. We have evidence of that meeting.
“Fani-Kayode specifically said he has gone on his tour as part of an effort between him and Fayemi to build a cross-party alliance and few hours after leaving Ekiti he fired a shot at Asiwaju Tinubu”, APC alleged.
“Governor Kayode Fayemi is a loyal member of the APC whilst I am in PDP. Accusing him of “anti-party activities” & attempting to suspend him from his party simply because I visited him to discuss national & SW issues is absurd.
“Is it “anti-party” to meet with a friend of over 30 years? Is it “anti-party” to try and find ways to enhance national unity and cohesion?
“Is it “anti-party” to apttempt to engender peace in our nation & to build bridges across regional, ethnic, religious and party lines? Is it “anti-party” to practice politics without bitterness?
“We must accept the fact that talking to those thet we do not agree with politically is something that ought to be encouraged. Politics is not war!”, the ex-Aviation minister added.