Ex-Governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel, considers joining the ruling All Progressives Congress


An ex-Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, says his political supporters have pleaded with him to lead them to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The alleged plea came barely 24 hours after Daniel announced his resignation from partisan politics, even as hundreds of his political supporters have called upon him to rescind the decision.

The supporters cut across all the local governments in Ogun State.

Daniel had announced his intention to retire from partisan politics in a letter to the National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Uche Secondus.

Daniel’s supporters, who converged on his Asoludero residence in Sagamu GRA, held a stormy meeting with him on Sunday, during which they urged him to lead them to the APC, instead of abandoning them in what they called ‘political wilderness.’

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.”