By Hafsat Abdullahi with agency report
Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, who is also a national chairmanship aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had yesterday said that he had no plan of stepping down for any of the other aspirants.
The former governor reacted to rumours that he might be stepping down for Olabode George, who was as a former National Deputy Chairman of PDP, but he said that he will see the race to a logical conclusion.
“All the aspirants for this position are my friends and competent people but I am the bridge builder and the best man for the job.
“I will not step down for anyone because I did my consultations during our convention in Port Harcourt and I know so many leaders in Yoruba land who support me.
“People contest for various reasons. Some people contest to enrich their curriculum vitae, some contest to get donations while some run to win.
“It is not a do-or-die affair. It is an in-house contest and I’m running to win so as to bring my experiences to bear on the party and work on re-positioning the party,” he said.
He said with 2019 around the corner, the PDP cannot afford to make mistakes when choosing its leaders because it is also relevant to the rebuilding of the party.
“PDP is spread across the length and breadth of Nigeria. The fragmentation in the party cuts across all political parties in Nigeria.
“However, most of our members who defected to other parties left, due to the internal challenges within it.
“The moment those who leave see a new leadership committed to fairness and justice, they will return’’ the former governor said.