Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has said he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of his love for Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode spoke after his introduction to President Muhammadu Buhari by Chairman of the APC’s Caretaker Committee Governor Mai Mala Buni and Zamfara Governor Bello Matawale at the Presidential Villa, Abuja as the newest member of the party.
The former Minister, who recalled he was a founding member of the ruling party in 2013, also said he decided to return to the party to join in efforts to save the nation.
When asked why he decided to join APC, Fani-Kayode said: “The point is that I felt that this was the appropriate time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and to appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security, fighting insurgency, fighting terrorism, and most importantly, is the appreciation of the fact that we must remain one as a nation, build bridges, work together to move the country forward.
“It’s very important for us to appreciate the fact that when we see that there are good things that are happening, we appreciate those good things, it’s not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward.
“Doing this doesn’t mean we’re enemies to anybody. All of us, even if we’re in another party, the PDP or any other party or any other group, we can still work together across party lines, regional lines, ethnic lines, and religious lines, the most important thing is for us to understand and appreciate the fact that Nigeria must not disintegrate and those that want us to end up fighting one another in a war will be put to shame.
“There are people that think like that and that is what informed me to come here to meet Mr. President, he was very gracious, he was very good to me today, spoke so well and it’s an honour for me to be here and we will move the country forward together.”