The governor of Ekiti State and chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Kayode Fayemi has explained the reason behind his visit to former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the United Kingdom.
Revealing that Tinubu had surgery in the United Kingdom, the Ekiti State governor said that was why he went to pay the APC’s National Leader a courtesy visit.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Fayemi also debunked claims that he and Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu visited Tinubu to discuss the 2023 elections.
The Ekiti governor said that he visited Tinubu because he recently underwent surgery, adding that it had nothing to do with alleged 2023 elections plans.
The NGF chairman said that his meeting with Tinubu was simply a courtesy visit, adding that as an elder and the National Leader of the APC, Tinubu deserves to be shown love and care in times of need, which is the major reason he visited him.
He said, “Asiwaju had surgery, it is simply proper etiquette or behaviour, both in the part of the country where I come from, but also generally that when a friend and elder is undergoing health challenges, it would be improper on your part not to show solidarity and support.
“That is simply what took us there; we wanted to associate ourselves with him at a time of need and as an elder, as a mentor and as a big figure in our political party, nothing wrong in paying him a courtesy visit to check on him to see how he was faring and we did that and we returned.
“It has nothing to do with 2023; let me make that absolutely clear.”