The former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has expressed his happiness that he was able to forgive the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Buruji Kashamu, before his death.
Recall that the former governor of Ogun state and Kashamu were once at loggerheads with each other over who the leader of the party is in the state.
Kashamu in 2011 worked with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to fight against Daniel, ensuring that his anointed candidates lost out in the party’s primary elections.
During the electoral process, Obasanjo supported Chief Tunji Olurin, while Daniel, who was the incumbent governor of Ogun then, wanted Prince Gboyega Isiaka to succeed him.
Following the decision of PDP to present the ticket to another candidate, Isiaka and other candidates loyal to Daniel defected to the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN).
However, both the PDP and the PPN lost the 2011 election to Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Things later fell apart between Kashamu and former President Obasanjo.
Reacting to Kashamu’s death, Daniel said he received with shock, the news of the death of Kasamu.
“I picked a Timeless lesson of how transient life can be from this sad occurrence. I am glad despite all our years of political disagreements, conflicts and turbulence, by the hands of Providence my heart found a rare opportunity of forgiving and making up with him before his untimely death,” Daniel said.
He prayed to God his family the fortitude to bear the loss.