2023: Ex-Ogun governor Daniel eyes Senate

A former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has said that he is under pressure to contest for Senate in 2023.

The 2-term governor, who was the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign during last general election, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last February.

Daniel, fondly called OGD by his political supporters, gave the hint in Sagamu over the weekend.

The former governor, who is Chancellor of the Political Leadership Training Institute (POLA), spoke at the Continuous Political Education Programme of POLA with the theme, “Understanding Democracy, Quality Representation and Political Management.”

During the programme, Daniel bemoaned poor representation at the National Assembly, especially from the South West.

“I have read the news and watched videos from diverse groups and individuals who have been calling on me to run for some National offices in 2023.

He added: ‘while this is neither the time nor the occasion to react to such clamour, I agree mostly with their reasons.

“The position that only those with the required capacity should be allowed to make laws and sanction policies that affect the lives of the citizens cannot be over-emphasised not just in Ogun State but the entire country.

“The National Assembly plays a vital role in our democracy and requires the best of vibrant intellectuals our nation has to offer.

“Laws made must be in tandem with the goals to create a better society for the people, one not just rooted in the ideals of good governance, but forged with the mindset of the advancement of the present inventions and future innovations”he stated.

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