Vice Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress, Senator Kashim Shettima on Tuesday evening paid a courtesy visit to the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose in his Lagos home.
Shettima on his Facebook wall, said, “I paid my brother, former Governor of Ekiti State, H.E. Ayodele Peter Fayose a visit.
“The great Oshoko welcomed us with warmth and rare camaraderie. Thank you for your support and God bless you for hosting me and my team.”
When FTN reached out to the former governor for his comments and to know if he was planning to defect to APC, he said, Shettima’s visit was a courtesy call and it’s natural for any politician to ask for support.
“Anybody looking for votes will visit anybody. It is within their rights to do so. Besides, it shows humility for the APC vice presidential candidate to visit the opposition.
“Kwankwaso was here, Abiola’s son was here. No motive beyond normal. Atiku raised my son’s hand to endorse him. I visited Asiwaju when he was sick. it is pettiness to start discussing that.
“The visit shows the level of recognition and relevance that is accorded to me, and I have no apology about that. I am available if anyone comes to visit me.
“Don’t forget that I was governor at the same time as Tinubu. Besides, I have said that Asiwaju is a leader in the South West. My relationship cut across political parties. Everybody wants to expand their coast, Obi visited me, and Okowa visited me. The current Ekiti State governor visited me. I will share pictures of their visits. I can’t run away from the opposition because of politics. Only God enthrones,” he said.