Ayo Fayose, former Ekiti State governor, has said his visit to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was on health grounds.
Tinubu recently returned to Nigeria after spending months in London, where he underwent and recovered from a knee surgery.
Fayose, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), visited Tinubu at his residence in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday.
There have been insinuations that the former governor’s visit could be in connection with Tinubu’s rumoured ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
But Fayose has 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 deserves 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.
“Rather, we like to sign condolence registers. To me, that is not the best way to live,” he stated.
In February, the former Ekiti governor said he will never defect to the APC, insisting that the ruling party has nothing to offer him.
However, in 2009, he supported the APC governorship candidate in the state, Kayode Fayemi, against Segun Oni, who was the candidate of the PDP.