‘Spirit of God’ led me to Buhari, APC – Fani-Kayode
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says he was led by the “spirit of God” to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
President Muhammadu Buhari today received Fani-Kayode at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Some governors of the ruling party witnessed the occasion.
Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with Buhari, Fani- Kayode defended his decision to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I’ll say that the only constant thing in life is change. You can’t hold me to what I’ve said in the past if circumstances change and I will always bow to superior argument and logic. For me, the primary cause today and let me say this, there’s no way I will renege on my fundamental core values and principles, anybody that knows me will tell you that.
“I believe in certain things; how the country should be moved forward. I will fight for that from within this party to ensure it’s done. I believe in fairness and equity. But the most important thing for us today is we must not allow our country to fall apart based on disagreement and misunderstanding amongst one another.
“I’ve recognised the fact that we’re very close to war, a lot of people don’t know this and God forbid we should go into that. We should come together build it. If they criticise me for that, it’s their right to do so.
“I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but I’ve made a choice, I believe I’ve been led by the Spirit of God and I will fight the … and fight for what I believe is right within this party as I would anyway. I will never give up on my core values and principles.”
The ex-minister in a tweet described President Buhari as the father of modern-day Nigeria.
He wrote, “Today I came to State House Abuja to see the most respected president in the world and the father of modern Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. He is the reason why Nigeria is fast developing in infrastructure and unity. He received me warmly. God bless my president”.