Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Delta state, Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi has called on all churches, market women, youths and all right thinking Nigerians to support presidential candidates from Southern Nigeria.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari who is completing eight-year-tenure in May next year is from the North, irrespective of the party affiliation, hence for justice, fairness and equity, the 2023 presidency as agreed should come from the South.
According to him, this is what is expected of every Nigerian to stand by. Gbagi, a former minister of state for education who recently defected from the People’s Democratic Party to contest the state governorship election on the platform of the SDP, said no sane Nigerian or Southern Nigeria citizen should support a presidential candidate from the North.
Answering a question in reference to the press statement of EK Clark and other socio-cultural leaders from South and Middle Belt Nigeria, Gbagi said: “EK Clark, as you know, is my father. It is just that he’s not my biological father.
“What I’m saying is that I’m a Southerner and I support and ask all southerners, all churches, all teachers, pensioners, everybody that has understanding of life, if you do not support the shift of power from North to the south, you are enemy of South.
“We all own this country. We believe in this country. I don’t hate any Northerner but we agreed that one North, one South. Anybody who does anything to thwart that effort to bring governance to the south of Nigeria, I don’t care who he is in the south is an enemy of the south.
“Like I said Prince Adewole Adebayo is there. Peter Obi is there. The old man is there. We can choose from any of these. We must bring government to the south for the next eight years and take it back to North for another eight years. That is the equitable thing to do. Anything to the contrary is dead on arrival.”