Fani-Kayode rebuke Saraki over visit to Jonathan
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has rebuked former Senate President, who is also the leader of People Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation and strategy committee, Bukola Saraki, for visiting former President Goodluck Jonathan.
We could recall that, Senator Saraki and members of his committee visited Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Abuja to convince him not to leave the party and support PDP to take back the power at the center in 2023.
The visit was following speculations that Jonathan was planning to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after some governors and stalwarts of the ruling party visited him.
Saraki who addressed journalists after meeting with the former president along with his committee members said
“those disturbing Mr Jonathan to defect to forget the thought”, noting that “the former president remained a PDP man.”But in a tweet on Thursday, Mr Fani-Kayode 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.
“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!” Mr Fani-Kayode said