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Daniel vows to work against PDP in Ogun

GBENGA DANIELOgun State Governor Gbenga Daniel on Thursday vowed never to support the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state during the forthcoming general elections.

The governor, who insisted that the party had derailed from the noble ideals upon which it was founded, spoke in Ijebu-Ode during the disbursement of grants-in-aid to Community Development Associations in the state for various self-help projects.

At the event organised by the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives, a sum of N50m was disbursed to over 600 associations across the 20 local government areas of the state.

Speaking against the backdrop of the crisis that trailed the emergence of candidates in the PDP, Daniel noted that the development had dealt a big blow to the party’s relevance in the state.

He said, “The PDP that you hear about, in Ogun State, has become a shadow of itself and as somebody well brought up, there is no way I can afford to support the PDP in the state.

“The PDP of today, where you conduct primaries in the open and some people change the process through the backdoor, that cannot be a party I would associate with.

“But our President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is of good character and I am sure he did his best … we worked assiduously for his presidential ambition.

“The President was not part of the conspiracy that occurred in Ogun PDP. But let us go and vote en masse for the Jonathan.

“However, after that, there is nothing else we can do than to support the new political party in Ogun State; that is the Peoples Party of Nigeria. The founding fathers of Ogun State built the state on truth and we cannot go back to falsehood.”

Speaking on how PDP won the election in 2003 he said, “When all of you did not know the party called PDP, we thank God that we came and toured all the 236 wards in the state, appealing to you that despite the fact that we do not like the PDP, let us vote for the party because of our baba, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. And I thank God that you agreed with me and we succeeded in the election.”


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