Former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, who is aspiring to lead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s next convention has received the endorsement of Nigeria’s former military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB).
A statement from the Gbenga Daniel Media Office after his visit to IBB’s Hilltop residence in Minna said that the former dictator described the candidate as a “breathe of fresh air.”
The PDP zoned the chairmanship position to the South, with the South West being most likely to get it as the region remains the only one that has not produced a PDP national chairman in the 18 years of the party’s existence.
Daniel is on a nationwide consultation tour over his ambition. He told IBB that “no serious politician in the country would embark on such an important national task without seeking the wisdom and blessing” of the former President.
In response, IBB said Daniel has an “unparalleled capacity for work”, has the ability to turn around the PDP’s fortunes and represents “the breadth of fresh air that the Party deserves at this stage.”