There is a high powered moves that has been initiated to reconcile former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in (PDP) in Ogun State, Prince Kasham Buruji.
www.yemojanewsng.com exclusively gathered that elder statesman, Edwin Clark invited the two politicians to his private residence in Abuja two weeks ago where the political enemies met face to face.
It would be recalled that Prince Kasham Buruji at the twilight of Gbenga Daniel’s tenure in 2011 hijacked the structure of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state from the governor with the backing of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Gbenga Daniel eventually moved his supporters to another party, the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) where he sponsored a governorship candidate for the 2011 general election.
The crisis became a blessing for the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) now All Progressive Congress which won the election.
As preparation for the 2015 general election reaches feverish height, the political camp of President Goodluck Jonathan is strategising on the need to get enough votes from the south west states which the ruling PDP lost to the opposition in 2011 general elections.
Thus; the need to reconcile all parties in the PDP and move back pillars of the party that have defected.
Edwin Clark’s meeting with Gbenga Daniel and Kasham Buruj was to resolve the crisis between the duo.
www.yemojanewsng.com learnt that Chief Clark expressed his concern about the feuding politicians and the negative effect it would have on the re election of President Jonathan in 2015.
We gathered that the meeting, which was a top secret went well, but there are indications that it may not achieve the deserved result.
“Gbenga Daniel has joined Labour Party with all his supporters while Kasham Buruj still holds firmly to the structure of PDP in Ogun State. I don’t think Daniel will accept to bow to the leadership of Buruji if he agrees to go back to the PDP. But let’s cross our fingers and see how it goes.” A PDP Chieftain in Abuja said.
Meanwhile, we learnt another meeting had been scheduled to take place in Chief Edwin Clark’s Abuja residence in the next few days where a final resolution is expected to be made