Gbenga Daniel Fine Tunes Moves For Eventual Movement To Labour Party

OGDFormer governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has met with the leadership of the Labour Party (LP) to finalize modalities towards his eventual dumping of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Daniel, who has been accused by the PDP in his state of romancing the opposition Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), which he single-handedly sponsored in the 2011 general elections, was accompanied by few aides and received at the party’s secretariat in Abuja by the LP chairman, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu.

Sources said the move by Daniel to defect to the LP was initiated in December 2012 in Lagos when he first held a closed door meeting with Nwanyanwu.

The source said the meeting was held at the instance of the former governor, who seems to be fed up with the discordant tunes coming from the PDP concerning his membership of the party in the state.

Information Nigeria recalls that Mr. Daniel was suspended by the PDP in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State for alleged romance with the LP.

The former governor was said to have told the LP chairman in no uncertain terms that he would want the governorship ticket of the party for his faction since he would be moving in with all his political structures from the PDP and PPN.

Towards this end, it was learnt that Mr. Daniel would soon announce his decamping to the Labour Party, which has only one governor on its platform, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, in what has been described as a mother of all rallies in Ijebu-Ode.