Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says joining APC now is the way forward noting that he joined because of the change in leadership.
He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fani-Kayode said this while speaking on Channel’s Politics Today programme.
He said the perception he had in the past was clearly wrong, and urged Nigerians to build bridges instead of throwing stones.
Fani-Kayode said the party is different from what it used to be.
He added that there are lots of issues to be resolved in the PDP.
He noted that he is waiting for the party to criticise his decision to join the APC and give them an appropriate answer.
Fani-Kayode added that the APC of the time he was criticising President Buhari is different from what it is today, noting that the kind of leadership the party has today, led by the national caretaker committee, Buni, is doing exceptionally well in national issues.
“I wouldn’t have joined them if the leadership hadn’t changed. We can work together, we can build bridges.
“I have criticised the President in the past when I felt it was the appropriate thing to do, however, having moved closer to him over the last few months, I discovered a lot of things that I didn’t know before.
“There is a lot going on behind the scene.
“The most important thing is that if I believe in a certain philosophy and I am getting positive responses when I act from within the family and ensure that change is being affected in terms of policies and the way in which the country is run, then I begin to think that is it not better for me and my country to ensure that we operate from within and effect the changes we want to put in place, rather than from outside?
“There is no point having any principles without power. You must have power in order to ensure that whatever principles you have you can affect them.
“Without that, you will simply be talking and nothing will change. I have discovered in the last few months that I can work with people within the APC and elements within the government to effect a change.
“This country, in my view, is on the brink of war and disintegration and so we have to join forces together, set our differences aside and ensure that we build bridges of unity and peace.
“In a couple of weeks, I will be joining the party in FCT and not in the Southwest.”