Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of aviation, on Thursday, returned to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This comes less than two years after he vowed never to join the party, which he described at the time in series of Twitter posts as “Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC)”.
He had also said he would “rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship”.
He had in December 2019, when there was a speculation that he was considering to join the ruling party, said he would “rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship”.
He accused President Buhari Muhammadu of deceiving Nigerians with his anti-corruption war.
Fani-Kayode had said he was committed to “opposing the APC and those in their ranks for the rest of their natural lives”.
“The suggestion that l joined the APC is false and insulting. Those that are peddling this fake news should bury their heads in shame. With what we have witnessed, l would rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship like the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC),” he had written.
“I am committed to opposing the APC and those that are in their ranks for the rest of my natural life and I will NEVER join them no matter what! They are nothing but darkness whilst l stand for the light of God and truth: there can be NO fellowship between light and darkness.”
However, when he met Buhari, whom he had clamoured for his impeachment two years ago, he said he was doing the right thing.
Fani-Kayode, who also spoke to correspondents, said he believed that it was time for him to cross over to join hands with the President in moving Nigeria forward.
“The point is that I felt it was time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security; fighting insurgency and terrorism,” he said.
“It is not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward.
“Doing this doesn’t mean we are enemies to anybody. Even if we are in another party, the PDP or any other party or group, we can still work together across party, regional, ethnic or religious lines.”