Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, is unhappy after Femi Fani-Kayode joined the All Progressives Congress.
This is as he described Thursday as the saddest in his political career.
He posted the message on Facebook, hours after FFK met his boss at Aso Rock and defected to the ruling party.
“This is the saddest day of my political career,” Ojudu posted.
Ojudu subsequently shared a previous vow by FFK that he would never join APC, adding “I prefer to die than join APC”.
Before joining APC, Fani-Kayode is one of the prominent opposition voices in the country and he was a spokesperson for his former party, Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign.
The PUNCH had reported that Buhari formally received Fani- Kayode, who recently defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress on Thursday.
Kayode was led into the President’s office by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe , Mr Mai-Mala Buni as well as Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.
Speaking to State House correspondents after Kayode’s presentation, Buni quoted the President as describing the defection of Kayode to APC as a welcome development, saying that the president was pleased that the former minister had joined the APC.
He said, “We are here to present our newest member of the party, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode to the President and leader of the party.
“He is the newest member of APC and we just received him in appreciation and understanding of the President’s vision and magnanimity.
“The President received him very well. The President is a leader who shares his vision and looks toward greater Nigeria, so he received him very well and commended his courage.”
Fani-Kayode, who also spoke to the correspondents, said he believed that it was time for him to cross over to join hands with the President in moving Nigeria forward.
He said, “The point is that I felt it was time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security; fighting insurgency and terrorism.
“It is 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 are enemies to anybody. Even if we are in another party, the PDP or any other party or group, we can still work together across party, regional, ethnic or religious lines,” he said.