Former governor of Ogun state officially declared his interest on Wednesday, to vie for the position of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Chairmanship in December when the election will be conducted and therefore outlined what he intends to achieve if his bid becomes successful.
Speaking at the occasion in Abuja, OGD as he is popularly known, mentioned that the former ruling party failed in the past therefore lost elections especially the presidential seat to All Progressive’s Congress, APC in spite of the party’s internal crisis surfaced around imposition of unpopular candidates on all.
He also stated that impunity and the lack of discipline caused the party a disaster.
“I have done informed study of the myriad of problems which confronted our political party in the last few years, especially the one which had cost us several electoral victories since 2011, especially the presidency in 2015.
“Various reasons have been given about
how we got to where we are. Chief of these are indiscipline and impunity, lack of internal democracy”, he noted.
Gbenga Daniel however expressed his competence to help PDP sail over its part mistakes and secure the lost presidential seat again.
“I have come to the conclusion that the
challenges which faced our political party are not permanent; they can be rectified through a careful deployment of intelligent resources.
“More so, the willpower and ability to work through difficult situations, concession and compromises if need be, and ability to move all our people into one disciplined consensus on all matters.’’
“My ultimate goal is to work towards the victory of our party in the 2019 general elections and in all other elections in between,” he said.
“I think I am most eminently qualified to
correct some of the mistakes of the near and remote past having served as a Chief Executive Officer of one of the most complex states in Nigeria,’’ the former governor ended.