Two (2) aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ogun East Senatorial District- Sen. Lekan Mustapha and Otunba Seyi Oduntan- have finally agreed to step down their ambitions for former governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
The duo agreed to step down for Former governor Daniel at an emergency meeting called by the governor in the wee hours of Saturday.
The closed door meeting which was brokered by Governor Dapo Abiodun, APC Chairman in the State Chief Yemi Sanusi had the representatives of the Awujale and Akarigbo in attendance.
A source at the meeting disclosed to this medium that the political and traditional leadership in the state decided to settle for Chief Daniel due to his popularity in the region as he is seen as a more sellable candidate of both Remo and Ijebu simultaneously.
They say they cannot afford a divided house going into the elections, hence working out a similar deal that settled the agitation in Ogun West.
Our source stated that Governor Abiodun told Chief Oduntan who he was earlier pushing for the position that it was no longer feasible to support him. In compensation, he has been penciled down for the chairmanship of the board of a top government parastatal.
Senator Lekan Mustapha on his part has been offered ambassadorial posting which he has reluctantly taken knowing his chances at the polls are almost negligible.
Another source simply identified as Alison said the senator has also withdrawn the resources planned to entice delegates but his keeping the deal close to his chest to avoid revolt from some of his loyalists who have been working without compensation.
With the latest arrangement, the coast is now clear for delegates to elect Otunba Gbenga Daniel at the primary set for Itooro Hall in Ijebu Ode.