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I’m under pressure to join APC, says Gbenga Daniel

I’m under pressure to join APC, says Gbenga Daniel

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Gbenga Daniel, former director-general of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, says his supporters have been pleading with him to lead them to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made this known 24 hours after Daniel resigned his membership of the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and announced that he was quitting partisan politics.

On Sunday, he invited his supporters to a meeting at his Sagamu residence and they reportedly told him that they were satisfied with his decision to leave PDP but he should lead them to the ruling party.

Daniel played a significant tole in the emergence of Dapo Abiodun, governor-elect of Ogun, having directed his supporters to work for Abiodun, who contested under the APC.

Abidoun defeated Adekunle Akinlade, his Allied Peoples Movement (APM) rival, with less than 20,000 votes.

Abiodun had expressed gratitude to Daniel whom he held a private meeting with moments after Daniel announced that he had left PDP.

Details of the meeting which took place at Daniel’s Maryland, Lagos residence, were not made public.

But on Sunday, the former governor told reporters that his supporters were mounting pressure on him to lead them to APC.

“Basically, they said I could resign from PDP… they said I must lead them to APC and they also said I could not retire from politics. That is the summary of what I heard,” he said.

Asked if he was ready to join APC, Daniel said, “What else can I say? My people have spoken.”

In his letter to Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, Daniel recollected how he toured the country canvassing votes for Atiku.


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