PDP suspends ex-gov Daniel, 12 others

By The Citizen

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ward 12, Sagamu Local Government, Ogun East Senatorial District  has suspended the immediate past governor of the state, Otunba Gbega Daniel and 12 others  for alleged anti-party activities.

The Chairman of Ogun East Senatorial District of the party, Otunba Doyin Fakoya  disclosed this to newsmen at the PDP Remo-North Federal constituency meeting at Isara in Remo-North Local Government Area of the state.

While explaining the development, Fakoya  said that the former governor's suspension was carried out to ensure discipline within the party.

Former governor of Ogun State,  Gbenga Daniel in court

Former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel
According  to Fakoya,   Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been suspended from PDP by  his ward, Ward 12, Sagamu  Constituency 2.

'As of today, I am the  Senatorial  Chairman  of Ogun East Senatorial District and I have got a copy of letter that Otunba Gbenga  Daniel has  been suspended.

'He is no longer a member of the PDP; he has been suspended by ward 12 Sagamu Constituency 2,' Fakoya said.

When asked why the party suspended the ex-governor, Fakoya, who was flanked by party chairmen from Sagamu, Ikenne  and Remo-North local government areas, said the disciplinary committee set up to look into the allegations leveled against Daniel  and others, found them guilty as charged.

He said: 'Otunba Gbenga  Daniel was the one that brought the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN, to Ogun State and he is financing Labour Party at the moment. You cannot be  in three parties at the same time, you can not be  in PPN,  PDP  and  Labour Party at the same time .

'Otunba Gbenga Daniel is  like any other citizen that joins a political party.  He was only fortunate to have governed Ogun State for eight years. Is that enough  reason for him to be in three political parties at the same time?

' Alhaji Bamanga Tukur said we should put discipline back into the party and Daniel's ward said it has suspended him from  the party, so be it.'