A former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Tuesday said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reunited and in pole position to reclaim the governorship seat of the state in 2015 even as he said the party would complete the road construction work being executed currently by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration.
He spoke at the reunification rally tagged ‘OGD returns’ held at the PDP secretariat, Abeokuta.
The former governor said the party lost the 2011 governorship election to the All Progressives Congress, APC, due to the internal wrangling, which led to his forming the Peoples Party of Nigeria.
He said, “After we lost the 2011 governorship election, people appealed to us to settle our differences and re-unite. We thank God today we have reconcile our differences.
“The current government in the state is not a good government. We thank God for the level of work done by the current administration.
“But I want to emphasise that PDP will win the governorship election in 2015 which will enable us to complete the road construction being done by the current administration. We will not only complete them, we will do their inauguration”.
At the reunification rally, which attracted other PDP big wigs such as Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, Chief Sule Onabiyi, former Speaker House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, chairman, Mobilisation and Organisation committee, PDP South-West, Buruji Kashamu among others, Daniel explained that the current APC-led administration had sold lies to the public about the debt profile of the state in 2011.
According to him, contrary to the allegation that his government left behind a debt of N48bn, the actual debt profile at the time was N3.7bn.
He said, “There was an important term report that showed N13bn debt in 2007. But, in May 29, 2011 it was N3.7bn”.
Daniel also said he found out that the Amosun-led administration has borrowed over N200bn within three years.