by Godwin Akanfe
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has reiterated the fact that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is back on its winning ways in Ogun State.
Daniel, who stated this at a unification meeting held at his Asoludero Court residence in Sagamu said the coming together of a rainbow coalition of parties that dissolved into the PDP has made the structure – which presently constitutes the party – the most formidable in the state.
“With the array of major stakeholders of Ogun politics in this hall, it is glaring that the ingredients for winning elections are at hand and ready to go for power in 2015”, Daniel said.
According to him, “All that had issues have shifted ground with a collective resolve to work in unity and provide a better alternative to the present government in Ogun State.
“A leader worth its salt”, Otunba Daniel continued, “is saddled with the burden of providing leadership and guidance towards finding a credible successor and that is exactly why we are on this mission to present a formidable platform that can wrest power from the incumbent and rescue Ogun State before it is too late.”
In his speech at the meeting, former Minister of State for Finance, Jubril Martins Kuye, thanked all for the loyalty shown Daniel who, he said, warehoused his structure and nurtured it into a powerful political machine in the state.
Daniel had, on Wednesday last week at the National Secretariat of the People Democratic Party in Abuja rejoined his former political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at an event which had its entire leadership in attendance including the PDP leader, Adamu Mu’azu, Senate President, David Mark, Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus, the Southwest Zonal Vice Chairman, Ishola Filani, the National the National Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metu and the Women Leader, Dr. Kema Chikwe.
In his speech, the national chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu congratulated the former governor on his decision to rejoin the party saying that the it is like a homecoming. “PDP is your roots. I am happy today and sincerely welcome you back to your roots. The People’s Democratic Party is a truly democratic Party which is committed to widening and deepening democracy and shall so do everything possible to ensure equity, fairness and justice for all its members both old and new.”
The Senate President said, “If we are united, we will be stronger. There is no denying the fact that Ogun State is home to PDP and so everybody in the State should be in the PDP”.