Stella Dimoko Gbenga Daniel Withdraws From PDP National Chairmanship Race


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Gbenga Daniel Withdraws From PDP National Chairmanship Race

Another candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairmanship, Gbenga Daniels has withdrawn from the race.

Mr. Daniel, a former Ogun State governor, is the fourth candidate to quit after Bode George, Jimi Agbaje and Rashidi Ladoja all from the South west.

According to him, he stepped down to enhannce unity considering that there were too many candidates from the South West causing frictions

The tussle for PDP chairmanship seems to be between Uche Secondus and Professor Tunde Adeniran.

Read Mr. Daniel’s withdrawal letter to the party on Saturday:

The Chairman,

Peoples Democratic Party Convention Planning Committee, Abuja.

9th Dec 2017

Re; Withdrawal from The Chairmanship Contest:

As you are aware, in the last three months when I took the decision to contest for the post of the National Chairman of our great party, I have done what has been described in many quarters as most unprecedented. I traversed the length and breadth of our great country, in all the 36 states and the FCT, meeting with various stakeholders, leadership and party members, and setting up structures not just for my personal aspiration, but also to feel the pulse of Nigerians and test the strength and popularity of our party among the citizens.

It was another learning curve for me because I discovered that in spite of our widely publicized pockets of internal challenges, many Nigerians are sincerely and justifiably looking for a credible alternative to the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and most happily, the Peoples Democratic Party is still being looked upon as that credible and acceptable alternative.

It was a great opportunity for me to spread the message of hope, renewing the confidence of not only our party members but also Nigerian citizens about our great party. I believe that I did what is expected of a loyal and committed party member to inject a new life into the party, refresh and reenergise it for optimum acceptance by the electorate.

We are a political party, and a democratic one at that. Contest for for offices are expected to be competitive and this is what we have demonstrated sufficiently with the good number of very credible aspirants who have shown interests in all the various offices of our National Executive Committee to steer the ship of our party to victory in 2019. No doubt, we have suffered huge losses, from the control of some 25 States into only 11 states, capped with the loss of the Presidency in 2015. This, to me is the greatest challenge before our party, and regaining this lost glory is more important to me than any aspiration for offices.

In order to sustain the new found peace and renewed confidence of Nigerians in our party and reduce the veiled but potential line of frictions, I consider it in the best interest the party to voluntarily withdraw from the Chairmanship race so that we can collectively look for and elect good leaders for the purpose of winning elections in 2019.

Kindly accept assurances of my esteemed regards.

Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel FNSE, FAEng.


  1. @Daniel is not serious... We see all of them coming back, when they know the party is getting stronger Day by day... @Dan has been silent all these while, then he came out to be @PDP chairman.. Eeh eeh Na so? ..mbok take a seat 💺

    This is the time for people to make money oo.. .i dey tell all of una.

    @Sdk, this is the time to start doing adverts oo. dey oo for all these parties oo

    I dey make my own silently... I dey join my able state does small things.. No how, Dem write my name for small change.. No time to dull

    count down to CALABAR carnival mbok


    1. anonymous to bahd9 December 2017 at 18:18

      Aunty go and answer me under chronicles o, I'm not happy with you.

      Are you really German juice? Someone said so earlier this week.

  2. The vultures are gathering again?

  3. Seems all the aspirants from the SW are dropping from the race. BG and Jimi have done likewise too.


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