In a surprise visit, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose in Tuesday visited his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, where he preached unity among governors in Nigeria.
Fayose’s visit strengthens claims that he was making subtle moves to close ranks with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu with a view to weakening any threats to his job.
Analysts had exposed moves by Fayose to return to the Tinubu’s large political family to stave off any plan to expose any hidden secret that may ultimately lead to his sack as governor by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While at Osogbo, Fayose identified the need for state governors to collectively address the nation’s dwindling economy.
The governor, who said his visit to the state was about the future of Yoruba nation, maintained that efforts of past Yoruba leaders must not be in vain.
According to him, the visit of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to the Alaafin Of Oyo more than a week ago sends a strong signal on the need for unity and cooperation.
Responding, Mr Aregbesola, who commended Governor Fayose for the visit, stressed the need for the creation of an economic bond that would rescue people from the level of poverty.
He noted that since oil had lost its position as the biggest source of revenue generation for the country, there is the need to shift attention to Agriculture.
He added that governors in the southwestern part of Nigeria had concluded plans to reposition Odu’a Investment Company Limited as the engine room of the economic strength of the Yoruba.