Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State says the strength of any true democracy lies in the existence of a viable opposition.
He has therefore vowed that he would not defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) unless the party ceases to exist.
Governor Fayose made the remarks when he visited his Osun State counterpart Governor Rauf Aregbesola at the government house in Osogbo, the state capital.
It was the first time the Ekiti State Governor would pay a visit to his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola.
Being his first official visit to an APC governor, Governor Fayose came with an impressive entourage as he exchanged pleasantries with all.
Speaking on politics, Fayose said that the absence of opposition in any democracy would lead to dictatorship and gave the assurance that he would not defect from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Although Aregbesola shared the views expressed by the Ekiti Governor, he expressed his desire to see him purse his political ideology in a progressive party instead of the PDP.
Fayose maintained that he was on the visit particularly because of his concern for the unity of the Yoruba race, an issue Governor Aregbesola agreed needed attention.
Both governors then went further to exchange ideas on how to ensure that Yoruba people remain united irrespective of political differences.
As Governor Fayose prepared to leave, he told journalists that the story of his son’s arrest in Dubai was untrue.