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I dumped PDP because APC offered me too many options – Gbenga Daniel

President Muhammadu Buhari, with Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Former Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Oladimeji Bankole at the State House, Abuja

Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State has stated that he decided to dump the Peoples Democratic Party and join the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of many option the ruling party offered him.

Daniel who was former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s Campaign Director General in the 2019 presidential election stated this after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

He met Buhari alongside the Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni, who led him and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“Why APC? There are too many options at the party. One thing is sure that we are going through health and economic challenges, we must do less of political contestations and give support,” he said.

“One thing that is for sure, is that the entire world is going through challenges that are global challenges, economic challenges, health challenges. And when you are in a situation like this, as I usually opined, we should do less of partisan contestation, all of us must come together to support whoever is in power.

“And what we have decided to do is to come and give our support to the president so that jointly, we can continuously navigate the country, that is what is relevant.”

Also present at the meeting with Buhari was the Governors of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.

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