The Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, was also present at the meeting to introduce Fani-Kayode, especially to the president.
Shortly after meeting with President Buhari, the new APC member had a session with State House correspondents where he claimed responsibility for the defection of three PDP governors who joined the ruling party – Governor Matawalle, as well as Governor David Umahi (Ebonyi) and Governor Ben Ayade (Cross River).
Fani-Kayode, a former spokesman for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, said he was instrumental in the events that led to the defection of the three governors.
He told State House correspondents that he had been a founding member of the APC and simply returned to the ruling party for the unity of the country.
In this photo taken on September 16, 2021, President Buhari is flanked by Governor Buni and Governor Matawalle (to the left), as well as Mr Fani-Kayode and Mr Mustapha (to the right) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The former minister revealed that he was equally wooing three more governors in the main opposition party to join the ruling party.
He listed them to include Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, and Governor Ifeanyi Uguanyi of Enugu State.
He said whatever opinion anyone may have about his credibility, as a result of his constant change of parties, was up to them, he insinuated that past president Goodluck Jonathan might be joining APC soon.
President Buhari meets with Governor Buni, Governor Matawalle, and Mr Fani-Kayode at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Fani-Kayode, a lawyer, used to be a strong critic of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, who described APC as the party of Alamajirin, which he is one of the Alamajiri today,
He was the Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo between 2003 and 2006.
Also in 2006, the new APC member served as the Minister of Culture and Tourism for a few months before he was later appointed as the Minister of Aviation later that year.