Former Governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Chairman, Southwest PDP, Organisation and mobilization, Prince Buruji Kasham are at present in serious political scheming over who eventually picks the senatorial ticket in Ogun East area of Ogun state under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party.
The two gladiators are the only persons who have obtained and submitted the form for the senatorial race from PDP.
The party stakeholders in the state have been sharply divided over the candidature of Daniel and Buruji for the senatorial race. While some of them believed that Daniel as a two time Governor wielded enormous influence beyond the 9 local governments in Ogun East to get bulk votes for the party in the general elections, others mainly from the mainstream PDP prefer Buruji because of his doggedness and huge financial muscle to match the opposition which enjoys power of incumbency at the moment in the state.
A party chieftain in Ogun East told us that a consensus arrangement will be the best for the party rather than allow the two prominent figures in the party go for primary election.
If the reconciliation effort eventually works and Daniel emerges the PDP Candidate for the Ogun East senatorial race, he may also be facing Prince Dapo Abiodun who stands the better chance to pick the APC senatorial ticket in Ogun East.
It could be recalled that both Daniel and Dapo Abiodun locked horns in 2003 when the duo contested the primary election for the PDP governorship race in the state.
Dapo Abiodun who later left active politics to face his petroleum business appeared on the political scenes few months back, but on the platform of APC to contest the senatorial race. Daniel hails from Sagamu, Dapo Abiodun is from Iperu, both in Remoland.