PDP begs OBJ for forgiveness •As Daniel rejoins party, vows to reclaim Ogun for PDP

THE national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, formally tendered an unreserved apology to former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for whatever they must have done wrong to him in the past.

The party made the apology in Abuja, through its national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mua’zu; Senate President, David Mark and the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel, while receiving Daniel, along with his supporters, who formally returned to PDP.

Daniel, who first spoke, tendered an unreserved apology to Obasanjo for whatever wrong he must have done to him in the past.

The former governor, who returned to PDP along with all his supporters, said: “I wish to tender an unreserved apology to the former president, Chief Obasanjo, for whatever misunderstanding between me and him. He should regard all these as matters between father and son.”

In his remark, Mu’azu appealed to Obasanjo, whom he described as the father of all, irrespective of what must have happened, to come immediately and lead PDP to victory in 2015.

According to Mu’azu, “we are appealing to our Baba to please accept our apology. He should please come and lead us to victory. We need you now, please come.”

Alhaji Mu’azu told the gathering that with his closeness to Obasanjo, he was in position to know how the former president was committed to the PDP, declaring that Obasanjo was even the brain behind the electoral victory of Daniel as the governor of the state.

Also speaking, the Senate President, who is the chairman of the South-West integration committee, appealed to Chief Obasanjo to accept the apology as a father and in the interest of the party.

He urged the leadership of the party to ensure the total integration of all party members, as requested by the former governor, for the party to ensure total victory in the forthcoming elections.

Daniel said that the crises among the leaders of the party in the state led to the loss of Ogun to All Progressives Congress (APC) and vowed that such a mistake would never repeat itself again.

He commended the efforts of the chairman, South-West Mobilisation Committee, Chief Buruji Kashamu, in keeping the party afloat in the zone, despite all odds.

The former governor, however, debunked the speculation that he was negotiating with the party at the national level for him to return to the PDP, saying what he only demanded before returning to the party was that the leadership should provide a level playing field for all members and aspirants.

Among party leaders that graced the occasion were the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko; Chief Bode George; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Minister of state Defence; Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, Minister of Police Affairs, among others.


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