The former Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation and a former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel has said that he does not intend to abandon former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Daniel said he merely resigned from partisan politics and will continue to support Atiku.
The statement 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 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.”
Daniel last week caused a stir when he announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and from partisan politics. He later reportedly said his supporters urged him to lead them to the All Progressive Congress (APC).