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“There is no point having principles without power” – Fani-Kayode says as PDP Wishes Him Well



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thurs­day said it wished former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, well in his future vocation as a member of the ruling All Pro­gressives Congress (APC).

Reacting to Fani-Kayode’s defection to APC, Kola Olog­bondiyan, the National Public­ity Secretary of the PDP, said, “The party wishes him the best in his future vocation”..

Fani-Kayode, whose defection to APC was long expected due to his romance with ruling party chieftains, was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s newest member at the Presidential Villa on Thursday by Governor Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, and Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale.

Following his meeting with Buhari, Fani-Kayode told State House correspondents that he decamped from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the sake of national unity.
He said he was responsible for a slew of additional defections from the ruling party.

Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ben Ayade (Cross River), and Bello Matawale, according to him, were instrumental in the defection of three PDP governors to the APC (Zamfara).

He also claimed to have friends from both parties and that he was courting Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Bala Moham­med (Bauchi) to join the ruling party.

Speaking as a guest on Chan­nels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ on Thursday, Fani-Kayode said he owed no­body any apology on any deci­sion he takes concerning his political life.

He said, “To God be the glory and blessed be his holy name. A lot has changed within the last six years and it is import­ant that we made the right decisions at the right time, es­pecially if we feel led by God to make those choices.

“I make my choices, I owe nobody any explanation or apology other than my family members and my God. I know that I am doing the right thing. The most important thing for me and I think some people will appreciate this is the fact that there is no point in having prin­ciples without power.

“We must have power so that whatever principles we enunci­ate, you can effect them. With­out that nothing will change. I have discovered that over the last few months, that I can work with people in the APC and in the government to effect some change. We have done quite a lot of that within the last few months without me even join­ing the party. And it has been very effective”.

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