…Urges Okowa To Contest For Nigeria President
A frontline gubernational aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi has said that he has never at anytime shown interest to contest governorship in 1999, but that he was the major sponsor of Prof. Sam Oyovbaire for Governor in 1999, until he withdrew from the race at the residence of the Late Chief David Dafenone in Apapa, Lagos State and directed him to run in his place.
“I never shown interest to run for governorship in 1999, i was in my house in Lagos, sometime in 1998 when Chief David Dafinone invited me to his Apapa residence and introduce me to Oyovwaire who was running for governor, I was his major sponsor until he withdrew from the race.”
According to him, “so I decided then that when the circle completes, and it comes to Delta Central, I will run and become the Governor. If you look at the calendar by the time Governor Ifeanyi Okowa finishes, Delta Central would have waited for 16 years.”
Gbagi also stated that it would be ungodly and politically unfriendly for Delta South Senatorial District that vacated the seat in less than 8 years ago to aspire for the seat in 2023
Gbagi who made this known during a ceremony to appreciate members of his campaign organisation, hosted by the Gbagi Solidarity Movement, said he was one of the foremost PDP members in Delta State vying for the governorship seat among others in the state.
“The way it was designed, every senatorial district will wait for 16 years. I want us to understand it because it looks as if some of us are groping in the dark; some of us talking politics; some of us were not party to know how it was enacted; some of us do not know where we started from; some of us were not part of those that brought PDP to Delta State, but I pride myself to be one of those aspirant and members of PDP who decided that the governorship should be rotated from one senatorial district to the other. One must wait for 16 years for the others to take their turn,” he explained.
“Delta Central has waited for 16 years; we can not change the game plan in the middle of the game. I plead that the peace and development we have enjoyed as a people should continue. Delta South Senatorial District that just finished their turn in less than 8 years ago cannot claim that a senatorial district that have waited for 16 years should not be allowed to take its own turn. That will be ungodly and politically inaccurate. I plead that we should understand ourselves and work together in unity for the good, greatness and development of Delta State,” he added.
Gbagi noted that if Deltans checked the quantum of money accruable to the three governors that had governed Delta State, they would forever be grateful to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his prudence in fiscal management.
“Okowa has done very well with the little resources he got to develop Delta. He has done what only God can do for His people. Let us pray that Okowa will not only finish strong and stronger but will go to the next level,” he said.
“I have not seen on the list of people vying to be president in 2023 that is as good as okowa. Okowa has character, and the Bible says “where one, two or three are gathered in His name and make a declaration it works,” he added.
“If Okowa becomes the President of Nigeria, if zoned to the South or, at least, the Vice President, it will be easier for us to access him. And if he finished as the President or Vice, I will take over from him, just as I will take over from him in 2023” he stated.
“We agreed that if Okowa finishes, he must go higher levels. I am supporting Okowa to be either the President or, at least, the Vice President of Nigeria. If we all agreed here, his spirit will accept it and God will bring it to pass,” he added.