Former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, has become the fourth candidate from the South West to withdraw from the PDP chairmanship. He follows in the footsteps of Bode George, Jimi Agbaje and Rashidi Ladoja.
“In order to sustain the new found peace and renewed confidence of Nigerians in our party and reduce the veiled but potential line of frictions, I consider it in the best interest the party to voluntarily withdraw from the Chairmanship race so that we can collectively look for and elect good leaders for the purpose of winning elections in 2019,” Daniel said in a letter addressed to the Convention Planning Committee.
Before his withdrawal, Daniel ran a spirited campaign, campaigning around the country, seeking the support of delegates.
It now becomes increasingly clear that the race for the PDP chairmanship will be a straight fight between Uche Secondus of the South South and Tunde Adeniran of the South West.