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The grand plot by some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party to drag former Governor of Ogun State Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been unveiled in Abuja .
The National Reconciliatory Committee of the PDP led by Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed visited Daniel at his residence .
Apart from Muhammed, former Governor of Niger state, Dr. Babangida Aliyu on Thursday met with Daniel at his Maitama residence, Abuja and declared their readiness to welcome him back to the umbrella fold.
PLATFORM Times reports that the PDP leaders pleaded with the former governor to return to the party.
Daniel, who served as a two term Governor of the State under the platform of PDP between 2003 and 2011 had announced his withdrawal from active politics and returned to his private business.
Speaking at the Reconciliatory meeting, the Bauchi State Governor said the delegation was in the Abuja to welcome Daniel back to PDP.
According to Muhammed, Daniel has more to offer the party and his experience would be needed with the ongoing move to reclaim power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
Bala recalled that Daniel was instrumental to his winning the party’s primary ticket which led to his becoming the Governor of Bauchi state.
Also speaking, Hon. Ademola Omotosho from Oyo state noted Otunba Daniel was instrumental to the success of PDP in the last governorship election in Oyo state.
Omotosho said, “the day OGD came to Oyo state in his advocacy shuttle on behalf of PDP to several political leaders in Oyo state like Chief Rasheed Ladoja, Alao Akala, Seyi Makinde was the day we were all convinced that PDP will win the election in Oyo state.”
In his own submission, the Deputy Minority Whip, House of Representatives and lawmaker representing Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun waterside federal constituency, Hon. Adesegun Adekoya Abdulmajid described Daniel as his political leader in the state whose influence on the party cannot be undermined.
Other members of the PDP NWC delegates include, former Minister and Presidential Aspirant, Kabir Tanimu Turaki, former Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Austin Opara, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia), former PDP Chairman, Ekiti State, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, and Deputy National Secretary of the PDP, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo, Mrs. Stella Omu; Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau); Mrs. Tafawa Balewa and Hon. Ademola Omotosho from Oyo State.
The OGD Delegation that received the national PDP leaders are; Adekoya , and Spokeperson of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO), Mr. Segun Sowunmi.
The National Working Committee of the PDP constituted the Reconciliatory Committee to reach out to some key National leaders. They have visited General Ibrahim Babangida, General Abdusalam Abubakar, General Ahmed Gusau, Professor Jerry Gana, Senator David Mark and now OGD. They will be visiting Atiku next.
Those in attendance are former Governor and Chief Servant of Niger State; Kabir Tanimu Turaki, former Minister and Presidential Aspirant; Rt. Hon. Austin Opara, former Deputy Speaker House of Representatives; Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia), Senate Minority Leader; Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, former PDP Chairman, Ekiti State; and Dr Emmanuel Agbo, Deputy National Secretary of the PDP, Mrs. Stella Omu; Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau); Mrs. Tafawa Balewa and Hon. Ademola Omotosho from Oyo State.