Former Governor of Ogun State and DG Atiku Campaign Organisation, South, Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Daniel reportedly asked all his supporters to back Abiodun in tomorrow governorship election in the gateway state.
The former governor spoke on Thursday during a meeting with the APC candidate and other political bigwigs at his house in Sagamu.
Mr Emmanuel Ojo, Abiodun’s aide, confirmed the development to our correspondent on the telephone.
Ojo said Daniel hinged his decision on the character and credibility of the APC candidate.
“Otunba Gbenga Daniel collapsed his political structure and asked that all his supporters should back Dapo Abiodun. He said of all the governorship candidates on the ground, the APC candidate is the most qualified, competent, mature and suitable for the position. He said they also shared the same political principles and beliefs.
“This happened at a meeting in Sagamu where Prince Dapo Abiodun was invited to. I was also there. There were a lot of top political personalities in Ogun State at the meeting,” he said.
With this development, Daniel will not be supporting the PDP’s candidate in the state, Senator Buruji Kashamu.
Kashamu is the candidate recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Earlier, a factional governorship candidate of the party, Hon Ladi Adebutu, and his supporters also distanced themselves from Kashamu by endorsing Adekunle Akinlade, the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement.