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2023: Real Reason I Left PDP for APC – Daniel



2023: Real Reason I Left PDP for APC - Daniel

Former Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel has stated he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) because it has “too many options.”

Speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Daniel called on Nigerians to separate party politics for good governance.

He said: “Why APC? There are too many options at the party. One thing is sure that we are going through health and economic challenges, we must do less of political contestations and give support.”

Commenting on suggestions the APC was trying to create a one-party state by fishing for members of other parties, Daniel pointed out the PDP was once in the same shoes.

He said: “Definitely any political environment, whether it is multi-party or two-party, there will usually be a majority party and the minority party. So I don’t think that there’s anything new that has happened.

“A few years ago, when PDP was at the helm of affairs at the center, I think the last count out of the 36 states, PDP was in charge in more than 24 states at that time and the country did not become a one party state. So I think what is going on is quite healthy.

“The contestation is quite exciting. I think what’s important is that parties should look inwards and organise themselves very well so that at any point in time, the people have an opportunity to make an informed choice. And that I think is what is going on.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.