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Monday, 18 March 2019

Hours After Resigning From PDP, Ex Gov. Gbenga Daniel Says His People Urge He Leads Them To APC

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Former Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, says he is considering a request by his supporters that he should lead them to the All Progressives Congress.

Daniel, who was Governor of Ogun State from 1999 to 2007, said this on Sunday, one day after he announced his resignation from PDP and retirement from partisan politics.

“You know that this process is about leading people and what we have done today is to call all of our people across the length and breadth of the state to subject our decision to a kind of plebiscite and, of course, you have seen what they have said


“Basically, they said, well, they agree that I could resign from PDP. They said I must lead them to APC and they said I cannot retire from politics. That is the summary of what I heard and we have to now take a look at it.” he said

The ex-governor had convened a stakeholders’ meeting of his loyalists under the aegis of OGD Political Family to formally address them and announce his exit from partisan politics.
But hundreds of members of his OGD Political Family in Ogun State who thronged the venue of the meeting expressed their displeasure with his retirement.
Some of those who spoke at the meeting included a former chairman of Ogun/Osun River Basin, Iyabo Apampa; former Director-General of Ladi Adebutu Campaign Organisation, Waliu Taiwo; a former Special Assistant to Daniel on Youths, Ifekayode Akinbode; and senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jelili Amusan, among others.
Akinbode led other members of the OGD Political Family to prostrate for Daniel, while women held his legs, pleading passionately that he should lead them to APC.
Amusan also led members in a voice vote, where they all resolved to collectively join APC.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting, Daniel said, “Basically, they said I could resign from PDP.
“They said I must lead them to APC and they also said I could not retire from politics. That is the summary of what I heard.”
When asked what his next line of action was, the ex-governor said, “Now, we have to take a look at it.”

When asked if he was ready to go to APC, Daniel said, “What else can I say? My people have spoken.”

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