Former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel has asked former president Olusegun Obasanjo not to abandon current Nigerian president and the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate in the February general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan.
This came after the ex president publicly endorsed the candidature and the re-election bid of the Ogun State governor and the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Ibikunle Amosun.
Both Daniel and Obasanjo are members of the PDP. Obasanjo, however, has been courting the candidates of the opposition APC, noting that his support for candidates transcends party affiliations.
Daniel, while addressing members of the Peoples Democratic Party at the inauguration of the Goodluck/Sambo Independent Support Team in Lagos on Saturday, said Obasanjo gave the people of the South-South region a sense of belonging by ensuring that Jonathan emerged as vice-president in 2007 and as President in 2011.
He, therefore, begged Obasanjo to finish what he started by ensuring that Jonathan completes his second term as President.
Daniel said, “Obasanjo should finish the job he started in 2011 because a job that is half-done is not done at all. It is the height of injustice for Jonathan and the South-South people not to be allowed to do a second-term. We, the Yoruba people are saying that for the reason of equity, Jonathan should be allowed for a second term and after that, power can shift to the North.”