Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi, governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Delta state, has sent congratulatory message to Tobiloba Amusan and Ese Brume for emerging victorious in the World Athletics Competition which held in Oregon, United States of America.
Ese Brume leaped 7.02m to win Silver and Nigeria’s second medal on the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Brume, born on 20 January 1996, an indigene of Ughelli Delta state, is a Nigerian athlete who specializes in the long jump and a three-time African senior champion in the long jump.
The silver medal is an improvement on the bronze she won in Doha in 2019. Brume, Olympic Bronze medalist finished behind Germany’s Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo who leaped 7.12m. Brazil’s Leticia Oro Melo jumped 6.89m to take Bronze.
In a congratulatory message to Brume, Gbagi said the 26-year-old has made Nigeria and Delta proud of her. He said over the years athletes from Delta have been making the state proud by winning medals from across the world.
Gbagi, who is poised to win the 2023 governorship in the state, noted that Deltans have been doing well in sporting events, adding that even in national sporting events, Delta has fared exceptionally well.
At the inception of his administration when the good people of Delta vote him into power, he said he will build sports and make it one of the biggest events across the state.
He said sports will be one of the means with which he will reach to youths, build their talents and invest more funds so as to make it one of the events youths will seek after in the state.
Gbagi, an outstanding entrepreneur, who is interested in building talents, said his administration will give more opportunity to youths to showcase their talents, and by so doing pull them from the streets and get them gainfully engaged.