Forum of past and present presidents-general of all the communities in Ughelli south local government area of Delta state on Friday endorsed the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi.
The presidents-general in conjunction with their secretaries numbering over 130 made the endorsement at Oginibo, the country home of the candidate in Ughelli south. Those not available were represented at the event with members of their executives.
Led by Engr. Ufuoma Shell Akpeh, the group said its members and communities are quite happy that their son is gunning for the position of the governor of Delta state. The group believes that if Olorogun Gbagi emerges as governor, the entire Ughelli south will witness an unprecedented development in various ways.
“We are lucky to have somebody like you to be our governor. You are contented in all ramifications but you want to liberate your people and the people of Delta state. You have the vision and the capacity to turn the state around for good. You are a man of vision.
“What you are seeing many of us are not seeing it. You said PDP has no candidate, you know what you are saying. We are happy we have somebody like you. We know you will liberate us. The whole state need liberation and that is what you want to do.
“We will vote SDP on Saturday March 18. We should forget our parties and vote for SDP. The only person fit for the election is Oginibo son, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi.
“We are ready to work with you. On the 18 of March, it is only SDP we all will vote for. 100 percent we are with you. That is why we are here,” one of the presidents-general, Olorogun Eric Sajini, said.
Responding, Gbagi expressed happiness to receive all the presidents-general of Ughelli south in his community. He told the team that there was an agreement that after Chief James Ibori’s tenure as Urhobo man to be governor, the next governor from Urhobo will be from Ughelli south.
He explained that among all the gladiators in the guber race, there is only one Ughelli south man that is in the race and with the agreement that Ughelli south should produce the governor after Ibori, he is the man for the office.
He added: “If you look at all the candidates together, I don’t know anybody who matches me let alone surpass me. Omo-Agege does not match me. Is it Omo-Agege that can pass me my records. As for PDP, as far as I concerned PDP has no candidate. The candidate the party is parading cannot go anywhere.”
He continued: “I have the capacity to deliver. I will not shy away from the election. I want to be governor because I want to liberate all of us. That is why I visited every community in Delta to know their challenges.
“I am very happy that Ughelli south could come together like this. All of us would have wasted our lives if we don’t utilize this opportunity we have. Your leg must be on the ground. I will not put less than two major industries in Ughelli south.
“I’m also going to establish one university in Ughelli south. Don’t worry yourselves, this battle is ordained by God. The election in your various communities is in your hand. Don’t disappoint us.”
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