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Atiku, Makinde visit Obasanjo in Abeokuta

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde on Thursday, paid a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s media aide, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Akinyemi did not give details of the meeting between the ex-president and former vice-president.

Both leaders had bickered over irreconcilable differences months they left power in 2007 but eventually reconciled few months to the 2019 general election.

Former President Obasanjo, in October 2018, said he had forgiven Atiku and subsequently endorsed the former vice-president for the office of president.

Thursday’s meeting appears to be the first time the duo will meet since the elections.

Akinyemi also said Seyi Makinde, governor-elect of the state, visited Obasanjo, still on Thursday.

According to him, Obasanjo appealed to the people of Oyo to cooperate with the Governor-elect

“He cannot do it alone and since you have supported him before and during the elections, you need to continue to be together to make him successful,” Obasanjo was quoted as saying.

The former president urged Makinde to towards uniting the people of Oyo.

“You have a onerous task ahead in improving the status of the capital of the old Western Region and you have to work to unite them all,” he said.

“You need to shun corruption, be transparent and embark on developmental projects which would be a delight to the people of Oyo state.”

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