Former director-general of Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign, Gbenga Daniel has fire back at the critics of his retirement from partisan politics.
“Even to voluntarily step back which ordinarily should be applauded, it’s more insult,
I think something is fundamentally wrong with us as a people. When a politician fails to leave its complaint galore from the younger generation.”
Gbenga who on March 14th sent a letter to the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Uche Secondus, that he wanted to quit politics for personal reasons.
Barely 24 hours after someone leaked the letter to the press, his supporters rejected his planned retirement but supported his decision to quit the People’s Democracy Party, PDP, noting that the party treated the former Governor of Ogun State “with disdain”.
According to a statement issued by his media aide Ayo Giwa, the supporters also asked Gbenga Daniel to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, whose candidate he supported in the last governorship election in his native Ogun State.
Giwa futher said Daniel told his supporters, making no firm commitment, that he would consider their comments.
Daniel rubbished media reports that he has already defected, insisting he only told his supporters to join any party of their choice.
“I listened carefully to them and I permitted them to join any political party of their choice since I have become non-partisan,” he tweeted on Sunday night.
“I did not agree to lead them to APC.
This one I decides to step back at the peak having successfully navigated Atiku Abubakar to victory [in the primary] before handing the baton to another DG and successfully helped others to unseat a seating Governor, you people have issues with that?,
Tell me what exactly do people want?” Daniel said.