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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday advised the governor-elect of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde against running a selfish government.

Obasanjo gave the advice when he held a closed-door meeting with Makinde at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

“Please, run a government that will make them ask, ‘Where has this type of government been all these years in Oyo State?’

“You must give them something positive; you must give them good democracy and not that one my younger brothers will call pocketing democracy,” Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, quoted him as saying.

According to Akinyemi, the governor-elect said the visit was to appreciate and seek wisdom from the elder statesman.

Makinde was reported to have arrived at Obasanjo’s residence around 4pm and went straight to the inner room of the former President.

The duo later emerged from the closed-door meeting and held another meeting with some chieftains of the PDP, including the former deputy chairman (South) of the party, Olabode George.

Akinyemi also told reporters that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar arrived at Obasanjo Presidential Library around 1pm and spent one hour with his former boss.

Concise News understands that Atiku came to seek further advice from Obasanjo on the next step to take after his loss at the poll.


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