Former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel has announced his withdrawal from race of the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Daniel disclosed on Friday that he will no longer contest for the post, but instead support the candidacy of DAAR Communications Plc boss, Raymond Dokpesi.
The opposition party is billed to hold its national convention on August 17 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State despite a court order on Thursday stopping the exercise.
Speaking in Sagamu, Ogun State on Friday when he hosted Dokpesi and his team at the Conference Hotel & Suites, Daniel pointed out that he has confidence in the ability of the media mogul to rebuild the party and make it the darling of Nigerians.
The former governor noted that he has been under pressure from stakeholders to contest, but he will abandon his ambition to support Dokpesi.
“I have known High Chief for more than four decades and it beholds on me that I should support him whenever he is seeking any position,” he said amidst applause.
In his remarks, Dokpesi thanked Daniel, assuring him that he will not disappoint as he will work assiduously to bring unity to the PDP South West and ensure that the party wins elections in the region.
The PDP delegates from Ogun state prayed for him and pledged their support during the convention.
Ogun is the 13th state visited by Dokpesi and his team made up of former Chief Whip of the senate, Victor Kassim Oyofo; Edo state PDP organizing secretary, Hon. Henry Duke Tenebe; former chairman of PDP Kaduna, Chief Abubakar Gaiya Haruna and his Nasarawa counterpart, Chief Yunaha Iliya. Others are Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara, Prince Lekan Tejuoso, Benson Olaoluwa, Sola Kuti among others.