The formal exit of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described as a sign of recovery for the former leading party in Nigeria.
Chief Emeka Kalu, the National Coordinator of PDP Coalition (PDPCo) said that the defection of Fan-Kayode to APC was predictable and expected.
Kalu in a statement to journalists on Friday said that inasmuch as cross carpeting and party-jumping among Nigeria politicians along personal interest has become a norm, one could not but wonder the place of integrity, honour and conscience, especially at a time the nation needed men of integrity, pedigree and astute character.
Kalu has advised the PDP family not to sulk over the loss of Fani-Kayode, rather advised them to focus on saving the party.
“Fani-Kayode is known to be a politician focused on his gains rather than the growth of PDP or wellbeing of Nigeria at large. This is the only reason a man will, after condemning APC, terming her ‘a gathering of evil men,’ still turns around to lick his vomit without honour. PDP should not lose sleep over his defection.
“One of the qualities that set PDP apart is integrity and purpose, therefore it will not be a good breeding ground for fair-weather insincere politicians whose only purpose is personal gains. I am not surprised at the defection of this particular Buhari attacker, but I am bemused that the same man that said APC is evil and shouted the suffering of the Nigerian masses to the rooftops, caused by same APC, could suddenly turn around to join the same men to dine, not even another party, that tells you all you need to know.”
He emphasised that one of the major challenges bedevilling PDP was a case of betrayal within, maintaining that it was good that Fani-Kyode eventually decided to dump the party for another at this auspicious time.