Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo wants the Oyo State governor-elect and those that will work with him to shun any act that could affect good governance in the state.
He gave the advice while playing host to the leadership of Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the governor-elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde, his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, who paid him a courtesy call at Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Radio Nigeria correspondent reports that the team was led to the Presidential Library by the former National Deputy Chairman of PDP, South West, Chief Bode George.
Chief Obasanjo reminded the incoming governor that the expectation of people was high, urging him to focus on people oriented programmes away from politicians stealing public fund.
His words: “you have a lot of work to do. Don’t make it business as usual as it has always been. The people of the state want something different, you must give them and it doesn’t take a lot to give.
He called for cooperation among the PDP in the state with a view of taking the state to enviable heights.
He said “don’t fight, don’t steal, settle your rift amicably. The governor and his deputy cannot do it alone and you must know this because they did not win the election alone. Let your government be that of unity and about true development.”
Responding, the Governor-elect, Mr. Makinde said he was in Abeokuta to tap from Chief Obasanjo’s wisdom and wealth of experience in his task of bringing good governance to the Oyo State citizenry.
In an interview, former Deputy chairman PDP South West, Chief Olabode George who believed that Mr. Makinde would not deviate from the party’s ideology, urged incoming governors to engage the nation’s youths so as to reduce crime in the country.
On the entourage include Oyo State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, Senator Hosea Agboola, Alhaja Bose Adedibu, Mr Femi Babalola, and Chief Nureni Akanbi,
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