A former governor of Ogun State and Deputy Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday expressed optimism that the PDP would win the forthcoming presidential election.
Daniel who claimed that Nigerians had regretted voting for the APC in 2015, said the people were ready to correct the mistake they made by voting for the PDP in the coming elections.
The former governor spoke with newsmen in Ijebu-Ode shortly after his visits to major towns in Ogun-East Senatorial district as part of his campaign.
Daniel who is also serving as the director-general of Atiku campaign organisation, said, “I think without any doubt that this election is won already. I have been to every part of the country and I have no doubt about it that the PDP has won this election.
“You can clearly see that our people have become fed up with the current administration at all levels.
“You can see that unemployment rate at the national level has plummeted, the security today is nothing to write home about.”
He added, “You can also see that the economy has virtually collapsed. So, when you look at all these indices both at the state and national levels, you will find out that unfortunately the expectations of the people are not being met.
“The coming election is between two people: the ruling APC and the main opposition party which is the PDP. What Nigerians are saying is that they believe they made a mistake in 2015 and they want to correct the mistake.
“We therefore decided to come out to interact with our people at all levels, especially at the grass roots, to remind them of the kind of administration we ran when we were there and to tell them this is opportunity which is coming up on Saturday for them to return the PDP to power.”
Daniel, however, expressed concern over the independence of security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said, “The challenge we have is to ensure that rigging is prevented and I am very sure Nigerians will not allow that to happen. We are pleading with the INEC and security agencies to do the right thing because whatever they do, they must understand that Nigerians are watching.”