PDP youths mock Makinde for wooing Daniel


Published January 22, 2021

Olufemi Olaniyi , Ibadan
The Peoples Democratic Party youths in the South -West under the aegis of PDP Youths Congress have said anybody begging former Ogun State governor , Otunba Gbenga Daniel , to return to the opposition party wants to destroy the party.
A delegation led by Governor Seyi Makinde had pleaded with Daniel to return to the PDP with the offer of the leadership of the party in Ogun State to the former governor .
But the convener of the South – West PDP , Oluwole Durojaiye , said in a statement on Thursday that Makinde ’s alleged desperation to have new allies led him to embark on the journey to beg Daniel .
The youths said the PDP lost the 2019 presidential poll due to the activities of politicians like Daniel , who betrayed the party.
The statement read, “ It is on record that despite being the director – general of the Atiku presidential campaign , Gbenga Daniel did not even wait for official reaction to the election results by the PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar before dumping the party.
“ The question is , would Otunba Gbenga Daniel have dumped the PDP as he did in 2019 if Atiku had won the presidential election ?
“ As far as we are concerned , Gbenga Daniel acted like a mole during the election and it was actions of traitors like him that cost PDP that election .
“ Most importantly , as at today, all his ( Daniel ) right hand men are in APC . Many of them are even appointees of the APC government in the state . Presently , his hotel in Abeokuta is where APC activities hold and he was still in a meeting with Governor Dapo Abiodun few days ago . ”
While further deriding Makinde ’ s plea to Daniel , the PDP youths said the governor should instead beg Yusuf, the son of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd ,) or Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ’ son , Seyi , to lead the PDP at the national level .
However, several calls to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Taiwo Adisa, were not answered , while a text message to him was also not replied as of the time of filing this report.

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