A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party, accusing the party of having an Islamic agenda and being intolerant.
Fani-Kayode, who spoke with our correspondent on the phone, on Monday, said that the leadership of the APC was insincere.
A statement by the former minister described the spokesperson for the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as a liar – for allegedly saying that he (Fani-Kayode) never joined the party.
Mohammed did not pick the calls made to his lines by our correspondent.
The statement by Fani-Kayode read in part, “I have stated these facts and set the record straight – due to the fact that Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the spokesman of the APC, had the effrontery to say in an interview with a magazine earlier today, that I was never a member of the APC and that I never joined them formally. The truth is that Mohammed is not only a liar but he is also a coward.
“I cannot remain in a party where a handful of people that have sympathies for Boko Haram and that have a clear Islamic agenda are playing a leading role.
“This is made all the more untenable when some of those people are working hard silently and behind the scenes to impose a Muslim/Muslim ticket on the party for the Presidential elections next year.
“I cannot be in a party where a few of its leaders are more interested in playing politics with the whole Chibok issue and hurling bricks at our military for not doing a better job. I cannot be in a party in which the role of one of its governors is not clear on the Chibok issue.”