Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has returned to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he left a year ago to join the opposition party APC.
He said his decision to return to PDP was attributed to APC’s intolerance of divergent views, “sympathy for Boko Haram and the decison of its leaders in choosing a Muslim-Muslim presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections”.
The PDP has described this bold move by the former Minister to dump the APC and return to the PDP as “a clear vindication of its claim that the APC is a party of bloodthirsty, religious and ethnic bigots averse to the unity of the country.”
In a statement on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by the PDP national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh also said “the revelation by the former minister that the APC has sympathies for insurgents further confirms PDP’s earlier position linking APC’s utterances to the spate of insurgency and sectarians violence in the country”.
He added: “We have now been vindicated. The truth may be hidden for sometime but it has a way of expressing itself. The world can now see that we do not speak for nothing when we describe them in their true nature; a cult, a hypocritical lot, wolves in sheep skin, devils who, through their utterances, stoke the fires of violence by night only to wear messianic robes in the morning to shed crocodile tears for their victims.
“Nigerians are no longer at loss regarding who their real enemies are. They can now see why the APC feels no pain but seeks always to gain political capital out of the bombings and killings in our country. Having realized that they have been rejected by the people, they resorted to using dastardly means including promoting violence and falsehood to further their plot to destabilize the polity, balkanize the nation and truncate the democratic process, a scheme which has already failed.”
Meanwhile PDP while stating its commitment to Nigerian citizens, are confident that those still in the opposition party will soon join the PDP as they have now discovered the true agenda of the APC which is to promote violence and terrorism in the nation.