Fayose, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said it was a mere courtesy visit that was proper for him as a governor and a leader to do.
The statement quoted the governor as saying, “Leadership comes first, Ekiti comes first and leadership is about sacrifice to make for the purpose of unity. That is exactly what I am doing.
“There is a difference between leadership and politics. To me, Ekiti comes first, every leader willing to make Ekiti first, I will visit him. I am the governor of the state and everybody is my subject. My visit to Segun Oni has nothing to do with politics. When it comes to how to move Ekiti forward, we must remove our political garment.”
Oni, who warmly received the governor, said that he was overwhelmed with the visit which he claimed was brotherly.
“It is a brotherly visit, I am happy for that. It is a welcome development and good for Ekiti State. We are both leaders of the state.”
Shortly after he came to office, Fayose restored the portrait of Oni and restored all his privileges as a former governor.