Atiku, Makinde in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Atiku Abubakar ; and governor – elect in Oyo State , Seyi Makinde , held separate closed -door meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State , on Thursday .Our correspondent gathered that Atiku arrived at Obasanjo Presidential Library around 1 pm and spent one hour with his former boss .

Obasanjo ’ s media aide , Kehinde Akinyemi , confirmed the meeting .

Akinyemi , however , described the meeting as private .

However , a source at the meeting told our correspondent that Atiku came to seek further advice from Obasanjo on the next step to take after his loss at the poll .

Meanwhile , Makinde and Obasanjo held another closed – door meeting two hours after Atiku had left .

Makinde was reported to have arrived Obasanjo ’ s residence around 4 pm 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 , Chief Olabode George .

According to a statement by Obasanjo ’ s media aide , his boss warned the governor -elect in Oyo State against running a selfish government .

“ Please, run a government that will be make them ask , ‘ Where has this type of government been all this 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 , ” the statement quoted Obasanjo as saying .

The governor – elect reportedly said the visit was to appreciate and seek wisdom from the elder statesman.

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