Otunba Daniel whose bid to become the chairman of the PDP failed has cleared the air on rumours regarding his future at the main opposition party in Nigeria.
Otunba Gbenga Daniel
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has stated that he has no intention of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The PDP chairmanship aspirant, while speaking to Gov Seriake Dickson during a visit by the party’s reconciliation committee said it was too late to have such ideas despite grievous mistakes made for struggle of power during the party convention
He assured PDP of his commitment, adding that the South-west would do everything to ensure the party succeeds in 2019.
Daniel also commended Dickson for visiting south west leaders to address issues of unfairness and grievous mistakes rather than sit back like the opposing party, APC.
“From the bottom of my heart, I really want to thank you for your commendable efforts and for the strength of this powerful delegation; for you to have decided to leave whatever you were doing to embark on this mission of reconciliation after the convention, even within a few days, is something quite commendable
“And I want you to be rest assured that we will do everything that is humanly possible to make sure that our party, the PDP, succeeds.
“There are no doubt that there are issues. Of course the issues are usually expected when you have this kind of struggle.
“I also know that grievous mistakes have been made, and assumptions that ordinary shouldn’t have happened have happened. But we also are sufficiently experienced to appreciate that the struggle for power is not a tea party. And quite a number of people in the process play anyhow whether fair or foul.
“But I think the responsibility of our party and of leadership is what you have demonstrated. That when we do have challenges, rather than sit back, and brood over our challenges, you have stood up to do whatever to do what is expected.
“I am not even so sure that the ruling party, the APC has such capacity.
“Most importantly, you can be assured that on my part, for eight years I flew the flag of the PDP, and of course if you look at my forehead, the only thing you will see there is PDP.”