The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has faulted the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola for visiting Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The party said Aregbesola's visit undermines the APC leadership in the state.
The APC particularly finds worrisome Aregbesola's statement which described Fayose as "omoluabi" and a hardworking governor who has turned around the fortunes of Ekiti State infrastructurally.
The Governor was also quoted as saying that "Fayose is a reliable person," and that he and Fayose share a lot in common notwithstanding their political differences.
In a statement issued on Monday, October 3, by the state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party queried Aregbesola's 'friendship' with Fayose knowing the pain he has caused the APC.
Olatunbosun said Fayose has inflicted severe pains on innocent members of the party in the state, with some of them wasting away in jail for about two years.
He said: "It is shocking that Aregbesola as a governor and one of the leading lights in APC in the south-west and indeed the nation would be visiting Ekiti State without putting the leaders into confidence, more so on a visit to a man who once wished the President dead and had done unbelievable things both in Nigeria and abroad to bring Buhari’s government down.
"Worse still, Aregbesola was praising the man who will stop at nothing to bring APC-led federal government down after several years of failed attempts by the progressives to win the presidency of Nigeria.
"We find it most embarrassing and shocking that one of our leaders would be planning a re-alignment of forces with a governor that has made life a nightmare for our members, the same members that will participate in the said re-alignment that Aregbesola is talking about, without sparing a thought for members held in jail unjustly while other APC members are routinely attacked by Fayose’s men on the streets."
The Osun Governor was in Ado Ekiti on Saturday, October 1, on the invitation of Fayose for the 20th year anniversary of Ekiti State where he delivered a lecture entitled, "The imperative of unity."
At the event, Aregbesola lamented that only Lagos State, in the whole of the South-West geopolitical zone, could stand on its own in the biting economic challenges confronting the country.
He called for regional integration and cooperation as well as the revival of agriculture as some of the steps to improve the situation.