The former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the federal government ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC.
Recall Daniel was the former Ogun state governor under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for eight years. He was also appoint the campaign manager for PDP’s former Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the previous general election before his defection was made public on Tuesday.
Gbenga Daniel said his decision to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP became necessary following his support for the incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun, adding that it took a speedy curve with the request of the national caretaker Chairman of the APC to visit him along with three governors.
Read Also: Assembly Lawmaker Dumps PDP for APC Platform
”Dear Friends & Colleagues, pardon my short notice in informing you of my route to the APC which as you might have suspected started with my supporting Governor, Dapo Abiodun during the last election.
”I have since experienced an avalanche of encouragement to come on board.
“However in the last 48 hours, things took a dizzying speed with the decision of the APC National Chairman’s request to visit me at Asoludero on Wednesday with about 3 Governors. While planning for the visit, Governor Abiodun also decided to visit me later today with another set of Governors. It, therefore, mean that I have finally been ‘captured’.
“I thought I should quickly brief the house before the news go viral. Thanks for your understanding.”