Gbanga Daniel returns to PDP, begs Obasanjo

Gbanga Daniel
Gbanga Daniel
Gbanga Daniel

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Wednesday in Abuja appealed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo to forgive him his trespasses.

The appeal was made at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national headquarters when Daniel formally announced his return to the party.

Daniel, who was received by the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, and Senate President, David Mark, was a two-term governor on the platform of the PDP before he left in the build up to the 2011 general elections.

“On this day, I return to my base, the PDP, where I rightly belong,” he said.

Mu’azu also begged Obasanjo, saying “I want to join Governor Daniel to appeal to our Baba, President Olusegun Obasanjo, to forgive us.”

“We are your children and we have been making mistakes; we had made mistakes and so we apologise. Please Baba, we apologise, come and lead us.”

Mu’azu said President Goodluck Jonathan was also expecting Obasanjo to come lead the party again.

“Even the president is waiting for you to come and lead us,” he said. “You are our leader, we appreciate you, we thank you for your leadership and your courage.”

Senator Mark expressed the hope that the return of Daniel and Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State would ensure the defection of other South West political stakeholders to the PDP.

“I believe that with your home coming, the PDP is assured of victory in Ogun and the South West,” he said.

Mark, who is also the Chairman of the South West Integration Committee, stressed that it was only the PDP that could guarantee true democracy in the country.

He promised that the party’s leadership would continue to ensure a level playing ground for all members as promised by its national chairman.

Mark, however, advised members to persevere and remain in the party even if their political aspirations were not immediately met.

Daniel was accompanied by Mimiko and other South West PDP stakeholders and political stalwarts.