A former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday said his trial can be compared to that of Jesus Christ who was persecuted for being compassionate.
Mr. Daniel made this statement at the 50th birthday anniversary of Sina Kawonise, the former commissioner of information and strategy during his administration held at conference hotel, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
According to the former governor, “his court trial remains the biggest probe in the history of the state and meant to persecute him for no just reason”.
He likened his trial to that of Jesus Christ, Obafemi Awolowo and Abraham Adesanya.
“The question is this, why was Jesus christ crucified despite his good work, why was Obafemi Awolowo persecuted, why was Abraham Adesanya persecuted. It was only because they dare to correct the wrong in the society”.
Mr. Daniel held that he has been falsely accused of being a ritualist, a murderer and a fraudster in order to crucify him.
“There is no offence they have not accused us of, we are facing the biggest probe in the history of this state,all in a way of persecution, but till date they have not establish the offences,” he said.
He said he would remain unperturbed despite the trial adding that he would remain bold to embrace the truth at all time.
Mr. Daniel evaded the question of which party – Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) or the Peoples Party of Nigeria(PPN)- his supporters belong to in the current dispensation.
He simply said, “If there is no crisis there won’t be solution, but with recent political unfolding events, solution is in sight.”
During his tenure as governor, Mr. Daniel allegedly diverted funds and properties belonging to the state for private use.
He is currently on trial for corruption before an Ogun State High Court.