Barely 24 hours after a former governor of Ogun State , Gbenga Daniel resigned from partisan politics , hundreds of his political supporters on Sunday prevailed on him to rescind the decision .
The supporters who cut across all the local government areas in the state , asked him to , instead , lead them to the All Progressives Congress .
The former governor who served as Director – General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation on Saturday announced his intention , in a letter sent to the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , Uche Secondus , to retire from partisan politics .
Daniel ’ s supporters who converged on his ‘ Asoludero ’ private residence in Sagamu GRA , held a meeting with him and prevailed on him to lead them to the APC, instead of abandoning them in “ political wilderness. ”
Daniel ’ s loyalists anchored their demands on the fact that they had worked towards the emergence of the governorship candidate of the APC in the state , Dapo Abiodun.
Some of those who spoke at the meeting included a former Chairman of Ogun /Osun River Basin , Iyabo Apampa; a former Director – General of Ladi Adebutu Campaign Organisation , Waliu Taiwo ; former Special Assistant to Daniel on Youths , Ifekayode Akinbode ; and senatorial candidate of the PDP, Jelili Amusan , among others.
They told their leader that they were not willing to entertain any excuse from him for quitting partisan politics .
They told him to forget whatever he might have personally suffered during his stay at the PDP, stressing that “ life itself is full of ups and downs. ”
Earlier , Daniel had informed the audience that his assignment in Ogun politics as well as that of Nigeria as a whole had been completed and was ready to quit politics “ when the ovation is loudest . ”
One of the party stalwarts, Akinbode led other members of the OGD Political Family to prostrate for Daniel , while women held his legs , pleading that he should lead them to the APC.
Arriving at a final resolution , Amusan led members of the OGD Political Family in a voice vote where they all resolved to collectively join the APC.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting , Daniel said , “Now , we have to take a look at it . ”