Frontline governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi has stated that his time has come to be governor of Delta state come 2023, saying as a foundation member of the PDP, businessman and industrialist, he has paid his dues.
Gbagi who made this known when his campaign team paid a consultation visit to the Deputy State Chairman of the PDP, Val Arenyeka in Warri on Sunday, said he has always been a loyal party-man even when things didn’t go his way especially in 1999.
He noted that after 1999, he went underground to better his plans for the state, re-strategize and wait for his turn, which he said has eventually come. “I have paid my dues as a politician, businessman and an industrialist, so I appealed to Deltans especially the PDP delegates to give me their votes”.
According to Gbagi, “It is the duty of the people of Delta State to identify the good people who are capable of developing the state and maximizing all its abundant potentials among them. So I want you (Val Arenyeka) to serve as the apostle that preaches the gospel of how to change the narrative of Delta State and its people”.
Gbagi, former Minister of Education (State) emphasized the importance of unity and togetherness in Delta state and challenged the people to stand against crime, chest out against evil and do all it takes to get Delta State to its rightful position.
He appealed to Arenyeka to support him, saying he is an honest and transparent politician, businessman and industrialist with nothing to hide and he is willing to use God’s blessings in his life, his experience and expertise to build a better Delta state.
In response, Val Arenyeka stated that he believes in the rotational governance formula in the state because according to him it has benefited him and his people, therefore he will do his best to ensure the rotational cycle does not break.
He promised to support agitations for Delta state governorship seat back to Delta Central Senatorial District and advised Chief Gbagi to pay special attention to the delegates who hold the power to choose who flies the party’s flag come 2023.
He however stated that the party is an unbiased umpire that will always do what is right and promised to always pray for God’s protection and guidance for Chief Gbagi to enable him run the Governorship race successfully.