Gbenga Daniel speaks on abandoning Atiku, PDP

Former Ogun governor, Gbenga Daniel, says he has not abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He said this in a statement on Tuesday following condemnations of his decision to quit the party and partisan politics.

The statement made available to WE4WEREPORTS reads: “I have not, will not and will never abandon Atiku. Atiku is different from PDP. I have resigned from PDP and lost interest in partisan politics having put in about 20 years of my life in a thankless process.

“I will commit my God given resources to help the less privileged through my Foundation and will contribute sharing the body of knowledge through our not for profit Political Academy.

“That will be a thankful process. I will continue to support the political process in a non partisan manner. I am clear with my position, without any ambiguity. There is no need to insinuate, speculate, extrapolate, anticipate or draw conclusions on my behalf.

“I did not expect such a simple personal decision can generate such national discourse and for that I remain grateful to God. I am however most grateful to all my friends and well wishers. The phones have not stopped ringing. All the advice are well taken. My very deep appreciation.”