Former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has told supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Remo to vote Prince Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daniel who is also the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation said this in a statement he issued on Thursday.
Daniel’s stance brings to bare the discrepancies in the PDP after INEC acknowledged Buruji Kashamu as its governorship candidate.
Kashamu’s candidature was affirmed by a court verdict in January ending the hopes and aspirations of presented Hon. Ladi Adebutu, the preferred candidate by Ogun PDP.
Another court ruling on Wednesday reaffirmed Kashamu’s candidature.
Making reference to Wednesday’s ruling, Daniel said: “You would have noticed my studied silence in our local politics in recent times. I have busied myself with national politics, having served the state for eight years.
“I have also been very busy supporting the ambition of the son of our great philanthropist 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.”