A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode may be on his way back to the ruling 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.
Bello described Fani Kayode’s visit as a welcome development, stressing that all hands must be on deck to ensure that Nigeria remained an indivisible entity.
The governor said also that stakeholders must ensure that the fight against insecurity was fought without ethnic and regional biases.
“The support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in fighting insecurity and poverty in the country must be holistic, irrespective of party differences,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes him as saying.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the hope of Nigeria and it is important for everyone to support Buhari’s administration for the development of Nigeria as a country.”
Also speaking, Fani-Kayode described Bello as a phenomenal leader and bridge builder, saying that he had a fruitful discussion with the governor.
“It was an honour to have spent quality time with the governor — my friend and brother.
“We had a frank, candid, fruitful and productive discussion on the way forward for our country.
“This is a clear case of politics without bitterness and of building bridges. This is a time that we as Nigerians must all come together as one to save our country,” Fani-Kayode said.
The governor and the former minister also visited Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, who is also the Caretaker Chairman of the APC.