Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has resigned from partisan politics.
Daniel’s resignation was contained in a letter he personally signed, dated March 14, this year, and addressed and copied to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus; the chairman, Board of Trustees of the PDP and the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar. Daniel, who governed Ogun State between 2003 and 2011, stated in the letter, a copy which was obtained by Sunday Sun, that his decision to quit politics remained personal to him. According to him, he has resolved to immerse himself in some other vocations and take on some new challenges.
The letter read in part: “This is to inform you of my intention to resign from active and partisan politics with effect from March 14, 2019. My decision in this regard is entirely personal to me and having served in various capacities, including as Governor of Ogun State, I have resolved to immerse myself in some other vocations and take on some new challenges.”
Daniel, who spoke on the state of the PDP in Ogun State in the letter, said he does not regret joining others “in emplacing an administration that we believe will better serve the interests of our people than what currently exists.”