Gbenga Daniel, erstwhile director-general of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation, has endorsed Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State.
He gave the directive shortly after Atiku appealed to Nigerians to vote en masse for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship and national assembly elections this Saturday.
Atiku made the appeal in a video widely circulated on social media, saying: “I express my profound gratitude for the massive votes you gave my party – the PDP, during the Presidential and National elections. As we move to the governorship & state elections on March 9, I urge you to come out in larger numbers to peacefully vote for PDP, from top to bottom.”
I express my profound gratitude for the massive votes you gave my party – the PDP, during the Presidential and National elections. As we move to the governorship & state elections on March 9, I urge you to come out in larger numbers to peacefully vote for PDP, from top to bottom. pic.twitter.com/cqc0kW9TNK
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 7, 2019
Daniel apparently missed the script as he pitched his tent with Abiodun of the APC.
The former governor had backed Ladi Adebutu who lost the PDP gubernatorial ticket to Kashamu.
“My Dear compatriots, and members of Remo Resource & R Centre: you would have noticed my studied silence in our local politics in recent times, he said in a statement.
“I have busied myself with national politics having served the state for 8 years. I have also been very busy supporting the ambition of the son of our great philantropist in Remoland to become the next governor of our dear state.
“You however would have become aware of the court decision yesterday which did not favour him. Going forward, I have directed all our structures statewide to cast all their votes on Saturday for Prince Dapo Abiodun, another bona fide Remo son despite current party differences.
“I therefore enjoin all to please go and cast your vote on Saturday for Dapo Abiodun in the overall interest of our people. With best regards.”
Abiodun however has more than Kashamu to contend with as Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) has the backing of Ibikunle Amosun, the incumbent governor of the state.