Former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) offered to sell him a senatorial ticket in 2015.
Daniel made the disclosure on Wednesday, September 14, while speaking at a social media forum, Premium Times reports.
“I was offered the ticket at a price but I rejected it because I could not come to terms morally and in good conscience with purchasing a ticket to contest election to serve,” he said.
“Some people even tried to pay the price but I stopped them. Insiders are fully aware of these details. Just setting records straight with respects. I voluntarily declined, as I was engaged to coordinate President Jonathan’s campaign in the SouthWest for PDP, while supporting most of our cheated candidates who went to PPN at that time.
“The crisis in the PDP in the build up to the 2011 election, which led to the change in the leadership of the party has been well documented in my memoirs ‘Daniel in the Lion’s Den’,” he added.
Daniel was said to have been interested in representing the Ogun East Senatorial District but the PDP eventually chose Buruji Kashamu to fill the position.