Gbenga Daniel is a Nigerian politician and former Governor of Ogun State. Gbenga Daniel was born on the 6th of April 1956, he served as governor of Ogun State from 29 May 2003 to 29 May 2011 which made him the longest-serving governor of the state. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He is the owner of the Nigerian Compass, a daily newspaper and also Kresta Laurel, a company he started in 1990.
Gbenga Daniel is happily married to Yeye Olufunke Daniel with children.
|Baptist Boys’ High School, Abeokuta||WAEC||1969 to 1973|
|School of Basic Studies at The Polytechnic, Ibadan||A’ Level|
|School of Engineering of the University of Lagos|
|School of Engineering of Lagos State Polytechnic||Lecturer|
|Schroeder (W.A.) Limited, Lagos||Deputy managing director|
|Kresta Laurel||Founder||1990- present|
Daniel was elected governor of Ogun State in April 2003, running on the PDP platform beating the incumbent with 217, 353 votes. His victory remains the biggest electoral victory in Ogun state. He scored 449,335 votes against the sitting governor who scored 231,982 votes recording the widest margin ever in Ogun state governorship race.
He acquired the chiefly title Otunba of the Egba and Ijebu clans of the state during the course of his first term. He was re-elected in April 2007. His April 2007 election was disputed by rival candidate Ibikunle Amosun of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), but in August 2009 the Ogun State Election Petitions Tribunal dismissed the petition.
He is the candidate for the Ogun East Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election.