The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, visited the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at Abeokuta, on Thursday, 14th March, 2019.
It was however the first time Atiku would be doing this after his loss to his opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded election.
Also with him were the former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and other dignitaries were at the event but the details of the meeting was not revealed
The governor-elect of Oyo state, Mr. Seyi Makinde, also paid a similar visit to Obasanjo, claiming he was there to tap wisdom from the former president.
Confirming the visits in a statement by his media aide, Obasanjo called on the people of Oyo State to give the necessary support to Makinde and also charged him to avoid corruption.
He said: “You have a generous task ahead in improving the status of the capital of the old Western Region and you have to work to unite them all.
“You need to shun corruption, be transparent and embark on developmental projects which would be a delight to the people of Oyo State.
“You need to give them something new, positive and the type of governance which delivers dividend of democracy at their doorsteps.”
Governor-elect, Makinde, revealed the meeting with the former president Olusegun Obasanjo was facilitated by the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George.
Makinde said: “The elder statesman has challenged me to improve on the state.
“There is a lot to do and having been prayed for by Baba, we are going with vigour to turn the state around for good.
“I will be coming here from time to time to seek for further wisdom from him.”