Fani-Kayode Has Not Communicated His Defection Plan – PDP Spokesperson
The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday noted that it has not received any formal information from the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, about his plan to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress.
The spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday said PDP can not act on speculations surrounding Fani-Kayode’s defection.
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, said the former minister has joined the ruling party.
Bello added that Fani-Kayode had approached him about his wish to join APC from the PDP.
Bello said, “Our brother and friend, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has joined our party in good faith. He is joining our party to come and add his own positive energy and make a contribution to ensuring that APC is a party to beat.”
“Remember that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was a foundation member of this great party. Due to misunderstanding, he decided to port elsewhere, now he has decided to join our party, approached me, and by the mandate given to me by the party, I must not segregate or discriminate against any individual.”
Fani-Kayode in his reaction to the statement said he had been meetings with people across party lines, but remain in the PDP.
While reacting to the development, Ologbondiyan said, “For us in the PDP, there’s nothing before us as a party showcasing the fact that FFK has left the party. We do not have any communication from his ward or local government or state that a member has left the party. So, we are not aware of what is happening.”
“PDP does not work on assumptions, I always tell people and we don’t work by idiosyncracies or speculations. We work with realities.”
When asked if the party would feel bad about the defection of the former minister from the party, the PDP spokesman said everything regarding the alleged defection or planned defection had been on social media, which he described as conjectures.
“What I can say to you is that everything that is being heard or read from you the reporters is what the party is hearing or reading from the media.”
“I tell you that the PDP does not work by speculations and this question you have just thrown to me still borders on speculations.”