PDP chieftains visit Obasanjo, ask for his forgiveness

Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Friday, met behind closed door with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, at his Abeokuta residence.

Briefing journalists after the meeting, Ogun State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Mr. Tunde Odanye, said the delegation visited Obasanjo to solicit his blessing and support as the party is set to re-invent itself.

Odanye, who noted the party had transgressed against the former President, further informed journalists that they sought his forgiveness, which he granted.

He added that though Obasanjo insisted that he was done with partisan politics, he however wished the PDP the best of luck.

On his part, former governor Gbenga Daniel said he was part of the delegation to consult and solicit Obasanjo’s support ahead of his formal declaration to run for the position of the National Chairman of the PDP.

According to him, “I can’t make any move in that direction without the ex–President’s input.”

“I’m contesting for the PDP chairmanship position. I’m consulting and Baba is one of the foundation members of the party and we can’t move without him,” Daniel added.

He submitted that PDP has become better, more united and being rejuvenated to make it a party to beat both in Ogun State and at the Federal level come 2019.

“We have been united. You can see all of us are here. We have realised that united we stand, divided we fall,” he said.


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