By Doris Israel Ijeoma
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has opened up on the health condition of APC’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, who spoke on Arise TV, said his August visit to Tinubu in London was not connected to the 2023 presidency.
He said the visit was to show support for a friend, leader and elder.
“Asiwaju has just 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.”
Over 30 politicians have visited Tinubu, in London, in the last two months.
Notable amongst the politicians include President Muhammadu Buhari; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; as well as Fayemi and Akeredolu.
Others include House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; ex-Governor of Ogun State and current Senator representing Ogun Central, Ibikunle Amosun; former Governor of Borno State and current Senator representing Borno Central, Kashim Shettima.
Meanwhile multiple reports say Tinubu is back into the country after spending months in the UK.
But media adviser to the former Lagos governor, told newsmen that is the reports are false.
“His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is not back. The report about his return is absolute fake news. I know many are eagerly awaiting his return. He would do so very soon. When he does everyone will know.”