According to report, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government have reportedly started working to have the corruption charges against former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode quashed.
It was learnt that the President and his party, APC are also planning to make Fani-Kayode a minister.
This comes after the defection of the former minister from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
“They are working on dropping corruption charges against Fani-Kayode and making him a minister,” a top source told SaharaReporters on Friday.
However, it is not yet clear what ‘juicy’ ministry Fani-Kayode will be given to manage.
Fani-Kayode officially defected on Thursday and was presented to President Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fani-Kayode, who has recently been hobnobbing with APC chieftains and bigwigs, said he was led by God in his decision.
The former minister, known for his inconsistent stance on public issues, added that he joined the APC to help unite the country.
He once described the APC as “a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship,” saying he would rather die than join the party.
Although Fani-Kayode said he joined the APC to help unite the country, but report says he defected because of his corruption cases with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sources said that the former minister is broke and was desperate for some political relevance that would put him in public office.