By Kolade Larewaju
ABEOKUTA— GOVERNOR Olugbenga Daniel of Ogun State Tuesday said that opposition parties should forget about the state in the next general elections, insisting that the PDP would win all elective posts as recorded in the 2007 elections in the state despite the parties run of bad fortunes in the South West, warning the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, not to come near the state.
Daniel, who was apparently reacting to a statement credited to the former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu that the ACN would take over the Peoples Democratic Party controlled states of Ogun and Oyo in 2011, insisted that the party despite the skirmishes would repeat the “feat it performed in 2007.”
Addressing a rally at Itawade square in Ijebu-Ife, during his tour of Ijebu East Local Government, he contended that there was no way for the ACN in the state, saying, “our party is a great party.
In Ogun State, in the last election, we had 100 per cent victory and by the grace of God we shall repeat the same feat in the coming elections. Before, we took over from the Alliance for Democracy in 2003; we knew how the state was. Ogun between 2003 and now is a different story. Our administration in the last seven and half years has brought about tremendous development. This success story will definitely work for us in the coming elections.”
“I want to state here categorically that no amount of threat or pressure from the Tinubu’s party will make our party to lose.
They should not just come near this state. Ogun is no go area for them.”
Daniel, who is the South West coordinator of Goodluck/Sambo campaign committee, added “that all aggrieved members of the party in the state are now returning to the fold. All aggrieved members of the party that have gone astray before are now returning to the party.”
He then urged residents of the state to actively participate in the voters’ registration exercise coming up soon.