Posted by News Express | 16 March 2019 | 830 times
Chief Gbenga Daniel, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, has resigned from partisan politics.
Daniel conveyed his resignation in a letter dated March 14, 2019 to the Chairman of the Party, Mr. Uche Secondus,
He said he took the decision based on the desire to immerse himself in some other vocations and to take on some new challenges.
“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,” he said.
The 62-year-old politician was governor of Ogun State from 29 May 2003 to 29 May 2011, making him the longest-serving governor of the state.
He is the owner of the Nigerian Compass, a daily newspaper and also Kresta Laurel, a company he started in 1990.
Daniels’ last political engagement was his appointment as the Director-General of Atiku Campaign Council in preparation for the February 23 presidential election.
They were defeated by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari was declared the winner of the 2019 Presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at 4.37am on February 27 at the end of collation and submission of results from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.
Incumbent President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the country’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 11,262,978 vote
Daniel is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. (NAN)
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