Fani-Kayode Meets Jonathan Behind Closed Doors
Fani-Kayode, a member of the opposition party, All Progressives Congress, (APC) was formerly a member of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and served as minister during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.
Although he refused to disclose the details of his meeting with President Jonathan, he told journalists that well-meaning Nigerians should visit the President from time to time in order to help move the nation forward, irrespective of their opposing views on governance and related issues.
“I have always believed that every Nigerian, regardless of whatever side of the political divide you are on, should be able to come to the Villa from time to time to discuss issues and see how they can help in moving the country forward,” he said.
He had on several occasions castigated the present administration and had even predicted the end of the PDP, following a letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the sitting president accusing him of several misdeeds.
On an edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Fani-Kayode had said the controversial 18 page letter written by Obasanjo spelt doom for President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP, as it would act as a catalyst to terminate President Jonathan’s 2015 ambition.
“I believe that Obasanjo’s letter will end up ensuring President Goodluck Jonathan’s fortunes as President of the country post 2015 may not be realised.
“I believe this is the end of Jonathan and I believe this is the end of the PDP as a party, unless Jonathan retraces his steps,” he said.
However, following his meeting with the President last night, Fani-Kayode said “this is a Presidential Villa, the President is a President of Nigeria and every single person in this country that is a Nigerian is entitled to come here from time to time, when the doors are open to come and pay their respect to the wonderful people that are here. As a Nigerian, I have done that today and I am delighted to be here,” he said.
On possibilities of moving back with the PDP, he said “the step that I will take will be made known to Nigerians at the right time.