Former Governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has announced that he will no longer seek the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the national convention billed for August 17 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, but will be supporting High Chief Raymond Dokpesi for the post.
The two term governor stated this when he hosted Dokpesi and his team at Conference Hotel & Suites, Sagamu, adding that he has confidence in the ability of the media mogul to rebuild the party and make it the darling of Nigerians.
He said he has been under pressure from stakeholders to contest but he will abandon his ambition to support Dokpesi. “I have known High Chief for more than four decades and it beholds on me that I should support him whenever he is seeking any position,” he said amidst applause.
Chief Dokpesi thanked Otunba Daniel, assuring him that he will not disappoint as he will work assiduously to bring unity to PDP South West and ensure that the party wins elections in the region. The PDP delegates from Ogun state prayed for him and pledged their support during the convention.
Ogun is the 13th state visited by Dokpesi and his team made up of former Chief Whip of the senate, Victor Kassim Oyofo; Edo state PDP organizing secretary, Hon. Henry Duke Tenebe; former chairman of PDP Kaduna, Chief Abubakar Gaiya Haruna and his Nasarawa counterpart, Chief Yunaha Iliya. Others were Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara, Prince Lekan Tejuoso, Benson Olaoluwa, Sola Kuti among others.