PDP Chairmanship: I Can’t Make Any Move Without Obasanjo’s Advice – Daniel
Former Governor Gbenga Daniel on Friday visited ex – President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun state, to consult and solicit support ahead of his planned declaration of intention to run for the Office of the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Daniel, a two – term governor of Ogun on the platform of PDP, CITY VOICE gathered, is expected to declare his intention for the PDP chairmanship position in Abuja next Wednesday.
The former governor who was accompanied by members of the party’s caretaker committee in the state, former state chairman of PDP, Chief Joju Fadairo, former minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafadeen Ishola, a former member of the House of Representatives, Chief Kayode Amusan, among others, to Obasanjo’s residence in Abeokuta.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Daniel disclosed that he came to “consult with Baba Obasanjo and seeks his advice” regarding his ambition to run for the office of the National Chairman of PDP, adding that he can’t make any move in that direction without Obasanjo’s input.
“I’m contesting for the PDP chairmanship position. I’m consulting and Baba is one of the foundation member of the party and we can’t move without him,” Daniel said.
He said PDP is now united and being rejuvenated to make it a party to beat both in Ogun State and at the centre.
“We have been united. You can see all of us are here. We have realised that united we stand, divided we fall,” he added.
And to summarize it, we just want to return the party to the people and once that is done, I think the people will be in control, he added.
Also, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of PDP for the state, Mr. Tunde Odunye, told journalists aside seeking Obasanjo’s support, they also confessed their “transgressions” to him and got his “forgiveness” as a father would forgive erring children.