Gbenga Daniel Formally Defects to APC
Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel on Tuesday officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), barely two years after quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daniel, who was the Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation in the last presidential election, had in March 2019 officially resigned from the PDP, saying he was pulling out from partisan politics.
The former governor had since not joined any political party officially but had openly endorsed Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, then governorship candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) during the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.
He was received into APC at his Asoludero residence, Sagamu, by Gov. Abiodun, Ondo State Governor- Rotimi Akeredolu, Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello.
Explaining the reason of his defection, Daniel said the decision to join APC was well-considered and thought out.
He explained that Nigeria needed leaders to come together and speak with one voice in order to tackle challenges.
In his remarks, Gov. Abiodun described Daniel’s defection as historic, saying that he supported his governorship election.