10 years after, Obasanjo, Daniel reconcile

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By Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta

BARELY 10  years af-ter both former  President Olusegun Obasanjo and his estranged political son, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel went their separate ways, the duo have finally resolved their differences. The indication emerged  when Daniel  visited Obasanjo in his hilltop home in Abeokuta on Thursday night and was reportedly warmly  welcomed by the former President. Daniel had been at loggerhead with Obasanjo for 10 years, over political differences.

The former Governor was said to have been rude to the former president, a development which made Obasanjo to severe relationship with him. Saturday Vanguard learned that the duo also had dinner together alongside other guests and later engaged in rib-cracking jokes, putting the differences behind them.

Obasanjo who was in high spirit throughout Daniel’s three hours stay in his house also  reportedly assigned him role on his 80th birthday, stressing that he held no grudges against him. Obasanjo said that if he was still annoyed with Daniel, he would not have allowed him in his house.

Obasanjo & Gbenga Daniel

“If I still hold any grudges against you, I won’t have allowed  you to come into my house. But all those are past now,and I am convinced that you have learnt your lesson’, Obasanjo told Daniel.

Similarly, Daniel expressed appreciation to Obasanjo for having a change of heart, pointing out that he didn’t mean  any harm against him and that he has always held him in very high esteem as the father of the nation and father of all.

He said he was comfortable to have returned into fatherly arm of Obasanjo, with assurance that he remained  his son.

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