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Fani-Kayode Attacks Saraki Over Visit To Jonathan

Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday attacked former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki over his visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Saraki is currently heading the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation and Strategy Committee. He had visited Jonathan in his Abuja residence following speculations that the ex president was planning to decamp to APC.

Jonathan was alleged to have recently visited some chieftains of the APC, fueling speculations that he plans to dump PDP.

Those who accompanied Saraki on the visit are other members of the committee.

They included a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, former governors Ibrahim Shema, Liyel Imoke and Ibrahim Dankwambo of Katsina, Cross River and Gombe states respectively.

Saraki had after the visit advised “those disturbing Mr Jonathan to defect to forget the thought”, saying “the former president remained a PDP man.”

But Fani-Kayode in a tweet Thursday, expressed surprise that Saraki, who allegedly rebelled against Jonathan in 2014 and possibly leading to his defeat, was the same person now advising the former president not to leave the PDP.

His tweet reads, “Interesting to note that the man that led the team to GEJ’s house to appeal to him not to leave the PDP yesterday is the same man that led the rebellion against him and the defection of Governors from the same party in 2014 and cost him the 2015 presidential election. What an irony!”

SWITCH NIGERIA recalls that Fani-Kayode’s statement comes nearly a week after his meeting with two APC governors – Mai Mala-Buni (Yobe) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).

The meeting triggered speculations that he was planning to dump the PDP for the APC.

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