Otuna Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He was a two-time Governor of Ogun state, Southwest Nigeria between 2003 and 2011.
Daniel who was the campaign manager for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate in 2019, has now dumped the opposition party.
Daniel in a statement he released to confirm his defection to APC wrote: “Dear friends & colleagues, pardon my short notice in informing you of my route to the APC which as you might have suspected started with my supporting Governor Dapo Abiodun during the last election.
“I have since experienced an avalanche of encouragement to come on board.
“However in the last 48 hours things took a dizzying speed with the decision of the APC National Chairman request to visit me at Asoludero on Wednesday with about three Governors.
“While planning for the visit Governor Abiodun also decided to visit me later today with another set of Governors later today.
“It therefore means that I have finally been ‘captured’ “I thought I should quickly brief the house before the news go viral. Thanks for your understanding OTUNBA GBENGA DANIELS.”
Also, top sources in the party had disclosed that the former governor is expected to pick up his APC membership card before the close of registration of new members Tuesday.
Daniel’s defection is coming a day after Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun State, defected from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the APC.