Former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose, visited recuperated former governor of Lagos State and a leader in the ruling All Progressives Congress amid 6.9billion naira fraud trial
Tinubu returned to Nigeria few days ago after spending weeks in London recovering from a knee surgery.
Though Fayose defended his visit, and disclosed that it was on health ground
Fayose, a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, visited Tinubu at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi, residence on Tuesday. Many thought his visit could be in connection with Tinubu’s reported ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, however, cleared the air about his visit to the APC leader.
To those negative political analysts, this visit notwithstanding, I remain an unrepentant PDP leader and key stakeholder,” Fayose said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
He suggested that despite their political differences, Tinubu was still deserving of his visit, noting that “politics should be about love for each other.”
“Health issues know no political party and in this part of the world, we seldom celebrate people when they are alive,” Fayose said. “Rather, we like to sign condolence registers. To me, that is not the best way to live.”
I’m over 60. What do I want to become? I was governor at 42. All the opportunities anybody could offer, PDP offered me,” Fayose said on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics in February.
“I will not go to APC. What is missing? Some people choose to be dishonourable. Not me. I will rather go and be the husband of my wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and my son.”