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The leadership crisis rocking the Ogun state chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may soon be over as Gov. Gbenga Daniel swallowed his pride on Friday and paid a visit to former President Obasanjo’s home to beg him for forgiveness.
Recall that Obasanjo and Daniel have led a parallel faction of PDP in Ogun state with each camp claiming legitimacy after holding a parallel congress that produced separate set of contestants for various elective positions in the state.
To the surprise of Gov. Gbenga Daniel, who is the south west coordinator of Jonathan Sambo campagn organization, a court sitting in Abuja ruled that Obasanjo’s camp was the legitimate faction, and was consequently recognized by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.
Gbenga Daniel confirmed to journalists, after a close door meeting with Obasanjo, that he begged the former president.
His words “I am a true Yoruba son. In Yoruba land, it does not matter who is right or who is wrong, it is the young person that will beg the older person. So, I have begged Baba and I will continue to beg him”.
He also stated that PDP will remain strong in the state, even as he hinted that he will suport Gen. Tunji Olurin as PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state.
Daniel was accompanied to the peace meeting by Chief Afe Babalola, Chief Kessington Adebutu and Mr. Kenny Martins and others.
Ayo from ABUJA said on, Saturday, March 12, 2011 2:31 AM (EST)
I am impressed
Akinboro Temitayo from Lagos said on, Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:22 AM (EST)
Now dat Daniel has eaten d humble pie let us hope d imperial lord wil 4give him. But am nt very optimistic OBJ wil going by his reputation. OBJ wil take his time 2 strike wen Daniel is unsuspecting. Daniel deserves woteva he gets cos u neva bite d finger dat feeds u. OBJ made him govnor n he dared 2 try his luck where d likes of elephants like MKO,IBB n odas av failed. Daniel is abt 2 face d law of kama n he must dance naked b4 he wil b 4given. So he shld cntnue 2 beg n go 2 bed wt an eye open.
Mike from UK said on, Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:02 AM (EST)
Anyone who knows Obasanjo know that he doesnt forgive, go and ask Wabara, Anyim, Tinubu, even late Okadigbo...To Daniel, I m sorry for you, you are finished! Obasanjo's man will probe the hell out of your 8 years rule if he wins, even the AC will expose you too, if the party wins...head or tail, you lose, the evil that men do....
loius from abuja said on, Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:38 AM
Why should Baba forgive him? He fought tooth and nail till he was trashed by the man that made it possible for him to be Governor in the first place...