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Gbenga Daniel agrees to join APC, 24 hours after quitting politics

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About 24 hours after he announced his retirement from partisan politics, the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has agreed to lead his supporters to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The former governor popularly called OGD, in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, but which was released to the media on Saturday, said his retirement from politics was person.

While also blaming the unending crises in the Ogun State chapter of the party, Daniel said his retirement from active and partisan politics will afford him opportunity to focus on this Gateway Front Foundation and non-partisan Political Academy.

But on Sunday, while addressing his supporters at his Asoludero residence in Sagamu on reasons why he is quitting politics, Daniel agreed to lead his supporters to the ruling APC in the State.

The supporters has roared in rejection of the 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, Prince 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.”

He said, “Basically, they (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.”

Meanwhile, Ogun State Governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, has embarked on a thank you tour, visiting ex-governor Gbenga Daniel, the Director-General of Atiku Campaign Council who stood by him in the March 9 elections.

“ This afternoon, I paid a courtesy visit to the former Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel – OGD,’’ he said in his tweet.

Daniel, a chieftain of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resigned from partisan politics on Friday after their defeat in presidential election of February 23, 2019.

The former governor had thrown his weight behind Dapo Abiodunl abandoning his former party’s candidate in the governorship election, Chief Kashamu Buriji.

Abiodun also on Saturday visited the Paramount Ruler and Olu of Ilaro, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle.

“This evening, I paid a ‘Thank You’ visit to the Paramount Ruler and Olu of Ilaro, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle. While at the Palace, I expressed my profound appreciation to the Paramount Ruler for his fatherly support during the course of my gubernatorial ambition

The governor-elect also hosted Ademola Ogunbanjo and his team in his Iperu home.The paid him a congratulatory visit.He promised the team that he would lead the state with wisdom and the grace of God.The governor-elect would be sworn-in on May 29.

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