Gbenga Daniel apologises for late notice on his defection from PDP to APC
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has apologised for the ‘short notice’ following his defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daniel’s defection was confirmation on Tuesday following the visit of APC caretaker national chairman, Mai Mala Buni (Yobe State Governor) alongside Governor Dapo Abiodun, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
In his statement, OGD – as he’s fondly called – confirmed his support for Governor Abiodun in the 2019 elections despite being the national director of Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential campaign organisation in PDP.
Daniel was a two-term Governor of the Gateway State who was in office between May 2003- 2011.
“Dear friends and 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,” the statement read.
“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 three governors.
“While planning for the visit, the governor also decided to visit me later with another set of governors today. It, therefore, means that I have finally been captured. I thought I should quickly brief the house before the news goes viral. Thanks for your understanding.”