Report has it that Chief Femi Fani Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, and a strong critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and return to the APC.
FFK met with Governor Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman APC Caretaker Committee, alongside Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja on Monday night.
Also, the leadership of the APC is allegedly discussing defection plans with four PDP governors.
According to The Punch, an undisclosed source revealed that the meeting between FFK and the APC leadership was fruitful.
The source alleged that some heavyweights in the PDP are unhappy with how Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State were hijacking the PDP because of their 2023 ambitions.
“Fani-Kayode met with Yahaya Bello and Buni on Sunday for two hours. It is all about politics of 2023 and the recent registration drive of the APC.
“Fani-Kayode has not made any commitment yet but discussions are still ongoing.”
Speaking on the four PDP governors, the source said; “The four governors want assurances that the APC structure in their respective states would be handed over to them once they defect as has been the tradition. That is what is being discussed.
“Some people will also leave APC soon from the look of things. You will keep seeing such realignment ahead of 2023,” he said.
However, the PDP in its reaction said the 4 PDP governors only exists in the minds of the discredited APC.
“The fictitious four PDP governors only exists in the minds of the discredited APC.
“We challenge the party of propagandists to name even one of our governors in talks with them. No Governor in Nigeria today is proud to be associated with the Buhari regime which has continue to fail Nigerians.
“Who will want to leave a structured party like the PDP to join the confusion called the APC? Just to register members they are already killing themselves. Our governors remain united behind our party as we prepare to return and give our great country a sense of direction.”
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