Former governors of Ogun and Ekiti states, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday met with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at his Ikoyi residence.
Details of the meeting are sketchy at the time of filing this report.
Daniel, who had a closed door meeting with the former Lagos State governor had recently defected to the APC from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The visit, however, may not be unconnected with Tinubu’s recent sojourn in the UK for a knee surgery.
His relationship withTinubu dates back to decades as they remained strong allies, even when Daniel contested the 2003 governorship seat in Ogun State, which he won on the platform of the PDP.
The relationship became strained thereafter due to political differences.
Daniel has remained active in politics, coordinating the Southwest campaign for late President Umaru Yar’Adua and later President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ayodele, who visited Tinubu, on Monday, said he was at Boudillon to felicitate with him and to thank God for his return to the country after his medical trip abroad.
Fayose, who spoke on phone, noted that despite his visit to the former Lagos State governor, he remained PDP chieftain.
His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, quoted his boss as saying: “Today, I was at Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos to wish Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu a quick recovery.
“Health issues know no political party and in this part of the world, we seldom celebrate people when they are alive. Rather, we like to sign condolence registers. To me, that is not the best way to live.
“Most importantly, politics should be about love for each other. Therefore, like other leaders in Nigeria, I wish Asiwaju sound and robust health. And to those negative political analysts, this visit notwithstanding, I remain an unrepentant PDP leader and key stakeholder.”
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