8th February, 2011
In a desperate bid to regain his lost senatorial ticket, Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel wasÂ reported to have flown to Abuja this morning to see if his loss could be overturned by the court.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS this morning, a source close to him said: â€œOga is now running from pillar toÂ post to regain his lost ticket. The whole scenario changed only yesterday morning because we hadÂ already got an information that Governor Daniel and Speaker Dimeji Bankole will be considered. ButÂ what we gathered was that the statement the governor made on Monday cost him the ticket.â€
One of the favoured candidate, Chief Babatunde Fadun, an Ipokia, Yewa-born politician, however,Â described Danielâ€™s efforts as merely shadow chasing.
Fadun, who is the standard bearer of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP Senatorial candidate for OgunÂ West district, said nothing will come out of his late minute rally.
A source within the Ogun State PDP informed P.M.NEWS that the PDP national headquarters was pleadingÂ with the Obasanjo group to accept Dimeji Bankole but Daniel should not be considered because of hisÂ Sunday outburst.
Daniel was reported to have referred to Obasanjo as an old ass and spent force.
He allegedly boasted he had the money and the wherewithal to reverse Obasanjoâ€™s list which theÂ national secretariat of the PDP and INEC have adopted.
One of the Ogun State G15 lawmakers, Hon. Adegboyega Adekunle Shefiu, who also secured the PDPâ€™sÂ ticket to vie for a House of Representatives seat, said Danielâ€™s last minute rally will not beÂ fruitful.
â€”Biodun Onafuye/Â Ijebu Ode