Gbenga Daniel endorses APC in Ogun State
Former director-general of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation, Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, for Saturday’s election.
His position came only hours after Atiku appealed to Nigerians to vote en masse for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship and national assembly elections.
Otunba Gbenga Daniels had fallen out with the governorship candidate of the PDP, Buruji Kashamu, during the events leading to the primaries and of the PDP.
Daniel had backed Ladi Adebutu who lost the PDP gubernatorial ticket to Kashamu.
“My Dear compatriots, and members of Remo Resource & R Centre: you would have noticed my studied silence in our local politics in recent times, he said in a statement.
“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.”
The Ogun election will end as one of the most interesting, given the fact that the two major parties are fraught with internal crisis.
Adekunle Akinlade, preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, the incumbent governor, had defected to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) after losing the APC ticket, TheCable Nigeria reports .
Amosun, who won the Ogun central senatorial election under APC, has mobilised his structure for Akinlade.