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Ahead of 2023 elections , a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has called for unity among the power brokers in the South West .
Daniel popularly called OGD on Sunday, visited former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande at his Ila Orangun residence in Osun State.
Daniel’s visit was said to be in continuation of his strategic consultations towards promoting unity among political leaders in the South West ahead of 2023 polls.
PLATFORM TIMES recalls that Daniel recently joined the APC in Ogun State and has since begin strategic moves to position the party .
During his visit to Akande both leaders reportedly agreed that unity among major political leaders and players in the region cannot be overemphasized, especially as the country marches towards the 2023 general elections.
Daniel described Akande as a great leader and major force to reckon with in the politics of the South West especially, and therefore solicited for his support in the task of bridging all political interests in the region.
He was quoted as saying “I think the missing link in our politics is about engagements. We need to engage one another; we need to look at matters and issues even from the perspectives of those agitating for self-determination.
“We need to understand and appreciate their frustration, but above all we must be able to engage them and share alternative perspectives so that they can understand that we are better off as a country, but in a fair, just and equity nation where everybody will have equal opportunities”
Akande in his own reaction commended the efforts and initiatives of Daniel and said he has no doubt in his ability because “he knows that the Ogun State former Governor has a Progressive foundation for so many years.”
On the entourage of Daniel were, foremost journalist and editor, Mr. Dare Babarinsa; National Organising Secretary of Afenifere, Abagun Kole Omololu; Mr. Kole Abe; Bobajiro of Ijesha land, Engr. Dideolu Falobi; Engr. Adeola Sosanwo; Banker and Management Consultant, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje; a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Deeko Onamusi; Publisher of Telecom Digest, Otunba Abiodun Ajiboye from Igbomina; Secretary of Yoruba Conservatives, Pastor Kehinde Adenugba among others.