The people’s Democratic Party leadership has begun intensive politicking as the 2015 elections draw close.
In a move set to unsettle the main opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun sate, the PDP is planning to make former Ogun state governor and a politicial titan in the state, Olusegun Osoba decamp to their party.
In a related move, feelers coming from the state have it that former governor Gbenga Daniel might be given a senatorial ticket come 2015 general election.
Daily Independent reports:
Although the former governor reportedly told the Presidency he could not join the PDP, the source confided that the national leader of the APC from Ogun State has given his words to “use whatever applicable means and methods to fight for the cheated majority of the party from within.”
It would be recalled that the political gulf, mainly borne out of inordinate ambition of both gladiators to cling onto power, worsened a couple of weeks ago when Osoba foreclosed anymore reconciliation with Amosun,” whose campaign for the Senate in 2003 puts the incumbent Osoba in great discomfort on accounts of its style.
But Osoba is working in tandem with the immediate past governor of the Gateway State, Gbenga Daniel, who is believed to be worst hit by the “vindictive” administration of Amosun, to enliven the Social Democratic Party (SDP), under which platform the late M.K.O. Abiola won the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
“Oga (Osoba) is more at home with the SDP than the PDP for ideological discipline, he is of the considered view that the APC, even in its broken form, is ideologically based, and therefore better than PDP.
“But in politics, as in life, anything can happen. So, we are working hard on nurturing the SDP for political effects, “ an ally of Osoba from the then CPC stock obliged.
Meanwhile, both the PDP and the Presidency are working on the splinter Labour Party self-styled leader, Gbenga Daniel, to collapse the also traumatised LP into the mainstream PDP.
A reliable source close to the former governor told Sunday Independent that the Senate carrot is being dangled on the two-term governor to sweep Ogun East for the party at the polls next year, while formidable candidates are being silently screened in the Ogun West and Central Senatorial district.