As the 2015 general elections draws closer, politicians are taking steps and make decisions which they think will favour them as some have defected from their parties to other parties.
The latest political bigwig who is dumping his party is former Governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Gbenga alongside hundreds of his loyalists are presently at Aso Rock Abuja, where he will formally declare his defection from the Labour Party (LP) to the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) just as Governor Mimiko of Ondo state did last week.
A competent source in Daniel’s camp who spoke to Punch said: “Unfailingly, we are going to Abuja to do our formal defection in Aso Rock on Wednesday night. We have decided to adopt the Mimiko’s defection style; there is no need to linger and talk about defection individually. We shall do it once and together in Aso Rock.”
One of the governorship aspirants in Ogun state’s PDP believes that the former governor would want to pick the PDP ticket to run for the Ogun-East senatorial seat.
Just yesterday, former Anambra State governor Peter Obi defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while about a week ago Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State dumped the Labour Party, LP, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, carrying along all members of the state House of Assembly
Gbenga is the immediate past leader of the Labour Party. He defected from the Alliance for Democracy to the PDP on whose platform he won the governorship election in 2003. He was re-elected in 2007. He later left the PDP with some of his loyalists for the Labour Party which he established in 2011.