The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, says today is the saddest day in his political career after former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated this in a message posted on Facebook, hours after FFK met his boss at Aso Rock and defected to the ruling party.
“This is the saddest day of my political career,” Ojudu posted.
Ojudu, who later shared a previous vow by FFK that he would never join APC, adding “I prefer to die than join APC”.
Before joining APC, Fani-Kayode is one of the staunch critics of Buhari and his administration and one opposition voices in the country.
The former spokesperson for Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign formerly met Buhari at the Aso Rock after his defection. He was led into the President’s office by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe , Mr Mai-Mala Buni as well as Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.
Speaking to State House correspondents after Kayode’s presentation, Buni quoted the President as describing the defection of Kayode to APC as a welcome development, saying that the president was pleased that the former minister had joined the APC.
“We are here to present our newest member of the party, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode to the President and leader of the party.
“He is the newest member of APC and we just received him in appreciation and understanding of the President’s vision and magnanimity.
“The President received him very well. The President is a leader who shares his vision and looks toward greater Nigeria, so he received him very well and commended his courage.”
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