Femi Fani-Kayode is trending on Twitter largely because of his recent political consultations which according to him is ongoing.
On Monday the former Aviation minister began the consultations wherein he was reported to have concluded plans to return to his former party the All Progressive Congress (APC), which he earlier described as a satanic conglomerate over plans to field Muslims as the party’s presidential candidates for the 2015 election.
Prior to the 2015 presidential election, four political parties merged to birth the now ruling APC. The then opposition party gained momentum when some aggrieved governors and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including Fani-Kayode joined its fold.
In protest, the former minister left the APC when he thought his opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket won’t be considered. It took the intervention of former president Olusegun Obasanjo before the then opposition party dropped a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, a Muslim said to have been paired to run with Muhammadu Buhari from the same religion.
The former minister returned to PDP from where he had left and joined Goodluck Jonathan campaign train and became one of its spokesperson. The former president, who sought re-election at the time failed in his bid to return to Ask Rock, he lost to Mr Buhari who has been re-elected for a second term.
With the president’s tenure winning down in 2023, power is expected to return to the Southern part of the country, although some Northern individuals and groups who think they are influential are opposed to the rotation of power, saying competence should now be the yardstick to measure anyone seeking the top job.
Last year September, shortly after Fani-Kayode lambasted a journalist and apologized, a Christian cleric prophesied that the former minister will one day become the president of Nigeria. Since the proclamation was made, TODAY POLITICS observed that the PDP chieftain has tune down his criticism on the president’s administration and the APC which he vowed to rather die than return back to.
“The suggestion that I have dumped
@OfficialPDPNig for @OfficialAPCNg is false and deeply insulting. Those that are peddling this fake news should bury their heads in shame. I would rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship like the Almajiri Peoples Party (APC),” reads one of his December 2019 tweets.
After meeting with the leadership of the APC on Monday, Fani-Kayode was silent on his reported return to APC but was forced to deny the claim of Yahaya Bello Kogi governor that he has returned to the ruling party.
On Twitter Thursday morning, Nigerians particularly those in support of the APC are trending the hashtag #FFKGetOut to oppose his return adding that his hostile response to issues won’t be tolerated.
On whether he will return to the ruling party is just a matter of time because Nigerian politicians are likened to dogs who go back to their vomit.