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RE: George, Daniel in War of Words over PDP Chairmanship
The media office of the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has officially reacted to an alleged rift between him and his party’s chieftain, Chief Olabode George.
The rebuttal was contained in a statement signed by Otunba Daniel’s media aide, Mr. Ayomide Giwa and made available to this news website, www.pearl.com.ng
Giwa stated that the erroneous report was capable of misinforming unsuspecting members of Peoples Democratic Party as well as the general public. While noting the danger this may cause the rebuttal became necessary in order to set the record straight.
In his words, “The attention of His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been drawn to some reports online and in some tabloids on an alleged disagreement between him and Chief Bode George bordering on the Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While these reports have cited anonymous sources as the authority of the reported disagreement, it is important to set the record straight lest the general public and members of the PDP take them with any bit of seriousness.”
The statement reads further “Otunba Gbenga Daniel has proven time and time again that he is a strict follower of the tenets of Yoruba culture and tradition which places premium on respect to elders. Chief George is not only one of the founding fathers of the PDP but an elder statesman who has made tremendous contributions to the development of the party, therefore, there is no way Otunba Daniel would have disrespected him let alone confront him openly. Report of confrontation with Chief Bode George in any way is only a figment of the author’s imagination and never took place.”
Continuing, “The focus of the stakeholders across the South West presently is rebuilding the party and reconciling members and factions alike. Achieving a united and vibrant opposition with proper repositioning to offer better alternative to the people in 2019 is the mission at hand.”
Giwa further stated, “When the time comes, the post of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party will be a collective decision of members of the party in accordance with the constitution of our great party, the PDP.
We call on the public to kindly disregard this ‘sponsored’ report as the incidence cited does not reflect any reality in matters particular.” The statement concluded