The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi, OON, along the Deputy governorship candidate of his party, Chief Mrs Oshilim Ishioma Rosemary, has stormed the Secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to unveil his manifesto to the Christian body in the state.
The interactive session borders on what the governorship candidate has in his black box for Deltans ahead of 2023, if elected governor.
In his speech at the interactive session held at CAN Secretariat in Asaba on Friday October 21st 2022, the largest private investor in the state, while thanking the leadership of CAN led by Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, lauded CAN Political Strategy and Mobilization Committee for extending the invitation to him and his party.
Fielding questions from participants, Gbagi, FNIM, said his government would partnership with CAN to develop the State.
According to him, “I am the first and only aspirant who respected and came to CAN in Warri, in Papa Okorote’s Church. If I don’t believe in the Church, I will not come.
“And I am still the only governorship candidate that has come, I can assure you that some of them will not come.
“Because they don’t believe, they just see that you people are just noise makers which is not true. So sir, I will sign any agreement with CAN.
‘I have said, I will establish the ministry of Religious Affairs, I will do that on the day of my swearing in. I will deliver on my promises because it is the time that has been made by God.
“I will partnership with every local government in agricultural produce. Do you know that today Cucumber, is the most expensive crop in the world? So, if this man is to produce Cucumber to the amount of 200 billion and I can it and supply them into Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world, you will make money.
“I will do the same thing in another local government to produce two million Chicken every week. All the local governments are rich and they have something to do.
“The entire Isoko area is a low water bed. It will produce the best Uncle Ben’s rice in the world. So, all I need to do is to bring one expatriate who teaches 20, 000 youths to start planting rice. My own is to put the Rice Mill there and it is very cheap.
“Agriculture is our first drive. When I said I want to remove all my youths from the street, that is my plan. I am going to develop farms and move them from receiving N30, 000 to a more better income and way of living a better life.
“The Church and the traditional rulers that I am going to devolve power to, must be ready to work because what I have is how to liberate the state. That is the only reason why I am involve and that is why I am pleading to partnership with you, let us liberate the state”, he maintained.