Mr. Daniel was celebrated by friends and associates in a church service.
A former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, has boasted that in spite of being out of government and facing prosecution for crimes he allegedly committed while in office, his political supporters and associates continue to grow.
He said this on Sunday at the family annual thanksgiving and interdenominational service held at the Abraham’s Tabernacle Church, Sagamu.
The event witnessed a large turnout of Mr. Daniel’s political associates, supporters, traditional rulers, among others. The church was filled to capacity, with Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, supporters of Mr. Daniels in attendance.
Mr. Daniel, who is leader of the Labour Party, LP, in the state, said those in his camp now far outnumbered those who left him after his tenure as governor.
Some labour leaders present gave Mr. Daniel gifts and pledged their loyalty and support. Similarly the Christian Council of Nigeria, Ogun State branch, also made him its Grand Patron.
Mr. Daniel commended the trade union leaders’ gestures, noting that they had displayed great courage to have come out to describe him as a rare gem.
In her goodwill message, the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hannah Awolowo, who was represented by a former Ogun State House of Assembly member, Omosanya Solaja, commended Mr. Daniel for all his efforts and for exhibiting his love for God.
Mrs. Awolowo called on Nigerians to pray for peace in the country and to humble themselves so as to see the face of the Lord.