The All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode persona non grata, saying that he’s not a recognised member of the party.
According to the APC, the controversial writer who parades himself as a member of the party does not have a valid membership card. The interim National Publicity of the APC, Lai Mohammed who gave this shocking revelation in an interview with Premium Times said the party could not therefore take any disciplinary action against the former Minister for repeatedly flocking around president Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP.
APC, while faulting a recent report that FFK is a senior member of the party demanded to know where he registered as a member.
“Femi Fani-Kayode is not a senior member of my party. Where did he register as a member of the APC and what qualifies him to be a senior member of my party?” the APC spokesperson said.
“People came to join our party and in politics, you don’t push everybody away. He is a former Minister and has what I can call name recognition, and when he came to associate with our party, all well and good. But what role or specific office was he given? Which meeting of the organ of the party has he ever attended?
“Fani-Kayode has access to many people; he has access to me, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu or perhaps even General Muhammadu Buhari or Bisi Akande, but that does not make him a senior member of the party,” he added.
However, few hours after the APC, disowned him, Fani-Kayode has retraced his step back to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The controversial writer told Premium Times on Monday afternoon that he was withdrawing his sympathy for the APC and rejoining the PDP with immediate effect.
His reason for rejoining the PDP he left a year ago, according to him was based on APC’s intolerance of contradictory views, “sympathy for Boko Haram and the insistence of its leadership to put up a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the forthcoming Nigerian presidential elections”.
“I have decided to ensure that I assist the PDP to become the party that I’ve always believed they could be,” he averred.