Wednesday October 20, 2021 6:59 AM

Fayemi confirms Tinubu had surgery in UK

The Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, says he visited the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, in London, UK recently to show support for the ailing former Governor.

He disclosed this on Sunday when he spoke on Arise TV.

It will be recalled that Fayemi and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State had recently visited the former Lagos State Governor in London, United Kingdom where he is currently recuperating after undergoing two surgeries within a month.

According to him,  Tinubu had surgery recently and he was in London to show solidarity.

The governor said, “He (Akeredolu) and I were in London together to see our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but it had absolutely nothing to do with 2023 presidential plans whatsoever. That’s not the reason why we went there.

“Asiwaju had just 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.”

It should be noted that President Muhammadu Buhari also made a surprise visit to Tinubu in London where he was seen leaning on a walking stick.

Also, former National Legal Adviser of the APC, Dr. Muiz Banire visited the former governor of Lagos to show solidarity with him. Others also visited him

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