Former Ogun state governor and Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has declared support for Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State.
He asked the people of Ogun state to vote for the APC candidate against Buruji Kashamu, the governorship candidate of his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Daniel made this known in a statement he issued on Thursday.
However, Kashamu’s candidature, which was affirmed by a court ruling in January, did not sit well with the national leadership of the party, which presented Ladi Adebutu as its preferred candidate in the state. A court ruling on Wednesday then reaffirmed Kashamu’s candidature.
Making reference to Wednesday’s ruling, Daniel said: “You would have noticed my studied silence in our local politics in recent times. I have busied myself with national politics, having served the state for eight years.
“I have also been very busy supporting the ambition of the son of our great philanthropist in Remoland to become the next Governor of our dear state. You, however, would have become aware of the court decision yesterday which did not favour him.
“Going forward, I have directed all our Structures statewide to cast all their votes on Saturday for Prince Dapo Abiodun, another bona fide Remo son despite current party differences. I therefore, enjoin all to please go and cast your vote on Saturday for Dapo Abiodun in the overall interest of our people.”