Basking in the euphoria of the defection of one of his predecessors from the embattled Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has said that Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s membership of APC will bring experience and wisdom to the party.
Abiodun spoke while joining others to receive Daniel into the party, which many people have described as a big catch.
Daniel, who was the Director General of the Atiku Abubaka Presidential Election had in March 2019 resigned from partisan politics as well as PDP through a letter he sent to the Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus.
“OGD will come with a lot of experience, a lot of wisdom, he is a very dynamic individual, he is referred to as the lion of the west.
“He (Daniel) will no doubt add a lot of value to our great party. I have the pleasure of leading my colleagues to receive you (OGD) into APC.”, Abiodun said.
Chairman of APC Registration and Revalidation Committee, Atiku Bagudu, later presented broom, the symbol of APC to Daniel.
Niger State Governor, Abubaka Sanni Bello, who is the Chairman of APC Registration and Revalidation Committee, presented broom, a symbol of the ruling party, to formally welcome Daniel into the party.
He disclosed that the National Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, and Bagudu would in the nearest future formally present Daniel to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Daniel, while responding said the decision to join APC was “well considered and thought out.”
“To all our people in Ogun State, I can assure that the decision to join the APC is a well considered, well thought out decision.
“More than any time in the history of this country, what we need to do is to speak together with one voice. Our people have challenges, there is despondency in the land because of security challenges and if anybody is patriotic, this is the time for us to join hands.
“And for us in Ogun state, we have no other choice, we have a good governor and we are determined to support him to succeed”, Daniel stated.
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his counterparts from Kano, Abdullah Ganduje and others were among those who received Daniel into the fold during a,ceremony at his Asoludero House, Sagamu, Ogun State on Tuesday.