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Why I visited Obasanjo in Abeokuta – Makinde

From left, Oluseyi Makinde, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Mayegun Oladejo

By Gbenro Adesina & dejoke Adeleye

Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday visited former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State behind closed doors and he adduced the reason for his visit.

Makinde refused to disclose details of the meeting with Obasanjo, but said it was a New Year visit.

He said: “As you all know, it is a New Year and traditionally, one should go out to greet elders to wish them a happy and rewarding year. So, I came here to greet Baba and wish him the best for this year 2020”.

Speaking with newsmen, he took a swipe at the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Abubakar Malami for declaring the Operation Amotekun outfit illegal, saying that the outfit was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone.

The Governor claimed that the Minister’s comment was misguided, stressing that the Minister lacked the moral and constitutional power to make such declaration.

He added that since the Attorney-General’s position has not been conveyed through any official correspondence, it should be taken with a pinch of salt.

According to him, government cannot be run on the pages of newspapers or through the social media.

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