Nigeria election: Atiku Abubakar’s boycott of Ogun is strategic-Gbenga Daniel
London, Feb. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The immediate past governor of Ogun state and deputy Chairman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Thursday, said the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, to have a major campaign in Ogun State was strategic.
Daniel said this during a presidential campaign tour of Ogun Central and East Senatorial districts, claiming that it was deliberate and strategic.
Atiku was reported to have skipped Ogun State campaign so as not to aggravate crisis between the two factions of the party in the state.
The PDP in the state is divided into two factions with Senator Buruji Kashamu and a member of House of Representatives from Remo North, Oladipupo Adebutu leading the factions.
Daniel said, “He (Atiku) has been to Ogun State, a number of times. It is a thing of strategy because sometimes, a big rally is a form of collecting the converted and you know our Ogun state is a very sophisticated environment.
“So, I think we have done what we are supposed to do and that is most important and as you can see, everything is rooting for Atiku and that is the most important”