👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lost a key leader in Ogun State, days after the Governorship elections resulted in a defeat in the South West State.
Gbenga Daniels, a former Governor of Ogun State, who served as director General for the PDP Presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, made the decision to quit politics in a letter to Uche Secondus, national chairman of the opposition party.
In the letter, he said: “we rose from that rally to create a highly robust and effective political campaign machinery which resulted in an electoral victory for the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State in 2003; this movement and vibration affected the politics of the region positively with a victory in five states of the south-west.
“I served as governor of Ogun state for eight years and our administration till today remains a point of reference in terms of physical, social, economic, educational and human capital development since the state was created in 1976.
“Notwithstanding these widely acclaimed achievements however, our party, the Peoples Democratic Party ran into trouble waters towards the end of our administration (about the year 2009) which led to the sad loss in the election of 2011, and regrettably ten (10) years after the party has been unable to resolve those internal disputes and challenges.”
“Let me also add, that in the last few months, I have had one of the rare privileges of traveling round the entire length and breadth of our great country on at least two occasions; the first being during my campaigns to become the National Chairman of our great party, and later as the Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO).
“I must sincerely admit that in the course of all these travels, I have built a network of contacts, of friends and associates in a mutually rewarding relationships which I cherished most and greatly too. I am therefore persuaded that I have fewer points to make and prove in my Political journeys in partisan politics.”
There are thought that the former PDP chairmanship aspirant, who supported the Guber aspiration of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the recently conducted election move to the ruling party.
However, Otunba Daniels, has denied this rumours while insisting that he would rather help “people in need” through his charitable organisations.
He said he “quit partisan politics to rejuvenate my charity based organization, the Gateway Front Foundation (GFF) which will literally continue to dispense succor to our people in need, address and assist in the areas of some of their health challenges; I also plan on resuscitation of the non-partisan Political Leadership Academy (POLA) which I established some years ago as a platform of political education to our citizens.”