Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun State and Director-General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation has debunked the news going around that he has agreed to lead his supporters to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daniel also denied abandoning the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after the party lost to the ruling APC in Feb. 23 presidential election.
A thought had been shared by the former governor’s supporters, complaining that Daniel was treated “with disdain” in the PDP.
It was reported that his supporters desire he leads them to the ruling All Progressives Congress, but Daniel said: “I did not agree to lead them to APC.”
“I listened carefully to them and I permitted them to join any political party of their choice since I have become non-partisan,” Daniel had said.
He doubled down on his claim to non-partisanship again on Tuesday, noting that he would continue to support the political process in a non-partisan manner.
“I am clear with my position, without any ambiguity,” he said.
“There is no need to insinuate, speculate, extrapolate, anticipate or draw conclusions on my behalf.”
Daniel also denied abandoning Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP.
“I have not, will not and will never abandon Atiku,” he said on Tuesday.
Daniel, who renounced his membership from the party last Friday, insisted that he would not rescind his decision to quit active and partisan politics and divorce himself from the activities of the party.
He, however, noted that having nothing to do with the party did not mean he has abandoned its presidential candidate.
“Atiku is different from PDP,” he said.
Daniel, in a letter to the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said he quit politics for personal reasons.
In his statement on Tuesday, Daniel hinted that he resigned from PDP because it has been a “thankless process” for the past 20 years.