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Gbenga Daniel strikes back at critics over retirement from politics

Former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel has hit back at the critics of his retirement from politics. Daniel said on Monday that even to voluntarily step back which ordinarily should be applauded, it’s more insult.

Daniel, in a March 14 letter sent to the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Uche Secondus, said 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 PDP, noting that the party treated the former director-general of Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign with disdain.

According to a communiqué issued by his media aide Ayo Giwa, the supporters also asked Daniel to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, whose candidate he supported in the last governorship election in his native Ogun State.

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Daniel said he could have supported PDP’s Buruji Kashamu because he was not acceptable to the leadership of the PDP.

However, Daniel rubbished media reports he has already defected, insisting he only oldt his supporters to join any party.

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