Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun State, who on Sunday agreed to lead his supporters to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after quitting partisan politics twenty-four hours earlier, has backtracked, saying he won’t join the APC again.
Recall that ACEGIST has earlier during the weekend reported that Atiku’s Campaign DG, Gbenga Daniel Has Resigned From PDP
The former governor, popularly called OGD, in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, which was released to the media on Saturday, said his retirement from politics was personal.
Daniel, who had partly blamed the protracted crisis in the Ogun State chapter of the PDP for his decision, said his retirement from active and partisan politics would afford him the opportunity to focus on his Gateway Front Foundation and non-partisan Political Academy.
But, on Sunday, while addressing his supporters at his Asoludero residence in Sagamu on his reasons for quitting politics, Daniel agreed to lead them to the ruling APC in the state.
His supporters had rejected his planned retirement, saying the former governor must lead them to the ruling party, having worked for the victory of the governor-elect in the state, Dapo Abiodun.
After about two hours of drama, Daniel left the hall without responding to his supporters’ demands.
When approached by newsmen, Daniel said: “My people have spoken.”
“Basically, they (the supporters) said I could resign from PDP. They said I must lead them to APC.
“And they also said I cannot retire from politics. That is the summary of what I heard.
Now we have to take a look at it. What else can I say? My people have spoken”, he added.
Meanwhile, ostensibly afraid of the backlash of his action, Gbenga Daniel last night denied agreeing to join the APC.
But he said he had only freed his supporters to join either the PDP or the APC.
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