The Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council in the recently conducted Presidential election andwho just announced his retirement from partisan politics, , Otumba Gbenga Daniel, has said that his supporters have insisted that he should not quit but to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Otumba Daniel, who spoke to newsmen shortly after a series of meetings with his supporters, said: “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.”
When asked what his next line of action was, the Atiku campaign boss said: “now, we have to take a look at it.”
When asked if he was ready to go to APC, he replied: “what else can I say? My people have spoken.”
The supporters of Gbanga Daniel had converged on his Asoludero residence in Sagamu GRA today, Sunday, where they insisted that he should lead them to the APC, instead of abandoning them in what they called ‘political wilderness.’
His loyalists anchored their demands on the fact that they had worked with him towards the emergence of the Ogun State Governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, of the APC.
Otumba Gbenga, who was once the governor of Ogun State had convened a stakeholders’ meeting of his loyalists under the aegis of OGD Political Family to formally address them and announce his exit from partisan politics.
But hundreds of members of his OGD Political Family in Ogun State who thronged the venue of the meeting expressed their displeasure with his retirement.
Some of those who spoke at the meeting included a former chairman of Ogun/Osun River Basin, Iyabo Apampa; former Director-General of Ladi Adebutu Campaign Organization, Waliu Taiwo; a former Special Assistant to Daniel on Youths, Ifekayode Akinbode and senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jelili Amusan, among others.
Akinbode led other members of the OGD Political Family to prostrate for Otumba Gbenag Daniel, while women held his legs, pleading passionately that he should lead them to APC.
Amusan also led members in a voice vote, where they all resolved to collectively join APC.