The former PDP spokesman has decided to chew his own words after his defection to the All Progressives Change (APC) party.
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, who once said he would never join APC, has revealed that he was led by God to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the APC.
“To God be his Glory and blessed be his holy name,” he said shortly after his unveiling as an APC party member.
“A lot has changed over the last six years and it is important that we make the right choices and the right decisions at the right time, precisely if we feel as if we are being led by God to make those choices.”
Femi Fani-Kayode was unveiled on the 16th of September 2021 as a member, despite calling the party all sort of names in the past.
He once described APC as “a group of filthy, rat-infested sinking ship” and a “bloodthirsty, blood-lusting, accursed political association of Boko Haramists and Fulani herdsmen, genocidal maniacs, ethnic cleansers and mass murderers.”
Those where the words he used to describe the party sometime ago, swearing that he would never join the political party till thy kingdom come. “Over my dead body” were his words.
Couple of times, he has even gone as far as criticizing the Buhari led administration calling him names.
“Locked people up, he crated people, he killed people, carried people from the streets of London, turned Nigeria into a pariah nation…a man that looted PTF (Petroleum Trust Fund)…Buhari is very corrupt, he is a man that committed so many atrocities. This man destroyed the lives of so many people,” he said of Buhari.
However, after his defection on Thursday, Fani-Kayode seems to have a change of heart as he says he was ignorant then.
“I spoke against Buhari from the outside, now I know him from the inside. I am not saying he is an angel or a demon.
“The APC I was talking about that time is not same today. Let’s focus on unity, peace and togetherness.
“There is a time to condemn and criticize people. There is also a time to come together, work together to achieve unity.”
Speaking on his “I’d rather die than join APC” remark, he said;
“Joining APC now is the away forward, despite what people may think about it.
“APC is a liberal party. A lot has happened in APC over the years. The party has changed and the president has accommodated the change. Had the APC leadership not changed I wouldn’t have joined them.“
“I am doing the right thing based on conviction and understanding. This is the right decision for me, love me or hate me, it will not take anything away from me.”