Some leaders of the Labour Party in Ogun State have declared their loyalty to ex-governor Gbenga Daniel in his ongoing talks with other parties.
Mr. Daniel, the leader of the Labour Party in the state, is said to be under pressure to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as part of President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to ensure his supporters in Ogun are not in different parties. Mr. Daniel is a major backer of the president.
At a meeting on Sunday to discuss the fate of the Labour Party should Mr. Daniel leave or merge the party with other parties he is in discussion with, leaders said they would stay loyal to the former governor, popularly called OGD, irrespective of the party he joins.
The meeting was held at the Aseludoro home of the former governor in Sagamu.
Sources at the meeting said all the Labour Party governorship aspirants as well as other party leaders attended the closed meeting.
One of the attendees of the meeting, Remmy Hazzan, also called Ksr, indicated his stance on his facebook wall.
“Important information to all doubting Thomases, wherever Ogd goes Ksr goes. End of discussion,” the state lawmaker said.
Another attendee and aspirant, Ayo Osipitan, told PREMIUM TIMES that everyone present pledged their loyalty to Mr. Daniel.
“We stand with OGD,” he said. “All aspirants under Labour Party present here pledge their allegiance to go with OGD wherever he goes.”
Mr. Daniel governed Ogun from 2003 to 2011 on the platform of the PDP before he left the party owing to internal squabbles which split the party into various factions.