In a move that has shocked many, the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, South, Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed the governorship candidat
In a move that has shocked many, the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, South, Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun. Gbenga Daniel, a former Ogun state governor and PDP chieftain, speaking on Thursday, during a meeting with the APC candidate and other political bigwigs at his house in Sagamu, asked all his supporters to back Dapo Abiodun in the governorship election on Saturday.
Abiodun’s aide, Emmanuel Ojo, who confirmed the development said: “Otunba Gbenga Daniel collapsed his political structure and asked that all his supporters should back Dapo Abiodun. He said of all the governorship candidates on the ground, the APC candidate is the most qualified, competent, mature and suitable for the position. He said they also shared the same political principles and beliefs. This happened at a meeting in Sagamu where Prince Dapo Abiodun was invited to. I was also there. There were a lot of top political personalities in Ogun State at the meeting.”
In a statement he released on Thursday, Daniel said his directive was informed by the court decision that affirmed Senator Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun state. Daniel, a two-term governor who was rooting for Ladi Adebutu, who enjoys the support of the national leadership of the party, said the court decision has forced him to support Dapo Abiodun.
“You would have noticed my studied silence in our local politics in recent times. I have busied myself with National politics having served the state for 8 years. I have also been very busy supporting the ambition of the son of our great Philantropist in Remoland to become the next governor of our dear state. You however would have become aware of the court decision yesterday which did not favour him.
“Going forward, I have directed all our structures statewide to cast all their votes on Saturday for Prince Dapo Abiodun, another bona fide Remo son despite current party differences. I therefore enjoin all to please go and cast your vote on Saturday for Dapo Abiodun in the overall interest of our people. With best regards,” he said.