Daniel says corruption trial will not stop him from becoming PDP chairman

Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State said his ongoing trial for alleged corruption, will not affect his ambition to become the next national chairman of PDP.

Daniel who gave this indication, while addressing newsmen after collecting his nomination form at the PDP secretariat in Abuja, said he remained innocent, until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.

The ongoing trial of the former governor at an Abeokuta High Court, is scheduled to resume on December 15.

Describing the seven year old corruption trial as a persecution, Daniel said he is innocent of the corruption charges levelled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The former governor who claimed to have attended the trial session 40 times, says the  corruption trial will not affect his bid for PDP national chairmanship, explaining that several other PDP leaders are also facing trial.

Daniel had already visited the Sultan of Sokoto, as well as, former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida and several other PDP leaders to mobilise support ahead of the PDP national convention coming up in December.

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