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Delta 2023: Isoko South Pledges Support For Gbagi, Says He Is The Best Man For The Job

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Delta 2023: Isoko South Pledges Support For Gbagi, Says He Is The Best Man For The Job

Jennifer Dafiovo

As part of a state-wide consultation tour, Olorogun (BARR) Kenneth O. Gbagi (FNIM) yesterday touched down on the Isoko South local government area where he met with the notable leaders of the Isoko Nation; representatives of the Isoko Development Union (IDU) and General Alexander Ogomudia (Rtd.), a one-time Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff.

Olorogun Gbagi at the secretariat of the IDU in Oleh, addressed her representatives and told them that he had come to consult with them over the leadership of Delta State come 2023. He added that he came to IDU because he recognises the integrity and character of the union, and requested for a partnership with them as he would be running to succeed the incumbent governor. He reminded them that by zoning agreements, it is the turn of his senatorial district, Delta Central, to produce the governor. Adding that the state is crying for development and industrialisation, there is a need for a scientist and industrialist to take over the reins and turn it around.

“I have remained with the Peoples Democratic Party, building cohesion and supporting party activities and candidates, including the present governor. IDU, if you have eleven children and you want to go for the best to represent you, you look for the one whose hands are clean, the one whom you know has the right basis and foundation for the job. My pedigree, and records speak for me.”

Responding, the President General, IDU, Hon. High Chief Iduh Amadhe a long-time friend of the Olorogun, said that the Isoko Nation have always supported the PDP and have had no reason for regret. He went on to add that Olorogun Gbagi is a good man, whose good name would speak for him and work in his favour. “You have been a successful man, transparently honest and if you say this is what you want to do, you will do it. This is a man who is equipped with the rudimentary knowledge of historical materialism and ability to analytically assess political trends; that is the man we need. A gentleman, and not a tout. So, on behalf of Isoko, we wish you well.” High Chief Amadhe then broke kolanuts, and prayed effusively for the success of the mission.

In Uzere, at the home of General Ogomudia, the bond between the General and Olorogun was unmistakeable and Olorogun Gbagi said that his being there felt like a homecoming. He told the General who was with his right-hand man, Hon. Sir Mathias Eto that he had come to inform them officially of his plan to contest for the seat of governor of Delta State, come 2023.

In his reply, the General described Olorogun Gbagi as being down to earth and success driven. A man who possessed the right intelligence, and emotional quotient to solve problems. He mentioned that insecurity was a pressing issue in the state, which needs handling. The General decried, “The basic problem is that nobody is taking responsibility. Everybody sleeps, and no one cares. Some people say it is not how severe punishment is that will stop crime, but the propensity to be caught. This, I know that you can be trusted with. You have hinted me of this before, and I have said, ‘Okay’. Now, we will work on the followership; and whatever support that I can render, of course, I will be glad to do it.”

The General rounded off the meeting with prayers and good wishes upon Olorogun Gbagi and members of his team.

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Comrade Kelly Gilor is a graduate of Communication Management from Delta State university (Delsu), Abraka. He believes in Justice and Equity with Good Governance. He is an activist of the Niger Delta.

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