Delta governorship: Gbagi urges political class to maintain zoning arrangement



 A former Minister State  Education, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, has called on the political class in Delta to maintain the zoning arrangement the governorship position, in the spirit fairness and justice.

Gbagi made the call on Monday while on a familiarisation visit to the Urhobos in Bayelsa, to solicit their support, ahead the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Although Gbagi said that he contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in 1999 that produced Chief James Ibori as , he said that he had since joined hands to build and strengthen the party in the state.

He noted that as the main advocate zoning arrangement that saw Ibori’s emergence from the central senatorial district as , Uduaghan from south and Okowa from north, it was only natural governorship position should now return to the Urhobos.

Gbagi, who is also an industrialist, urged the Urhobos to continue to pray and support Okowa him to finish “very strong”.

He described the as a very shrewd politician who knew the contributions of the Urhobos toward his emergence as and owed them the of returning governorship to the Urhobos.

Gbagi urged the people to ensure actualisation of the agreement on the zoning of the governorship seat to the central senatorial zone.

The politician also advised them against being influenced by politicians to mortgage their future and that of the generation unborn through monetary inducements during the primaries.

He lauded the for the monumental transformation going on in the state and promised to sustain the legacies of the , if .

Early in his remarks, the President of Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU), Bayelsa , Chief Charles Oruru, expressed joy over Gbagi’s visit, describing him as an astute industrialist and politician who had impacted the of the people of the state positively.

Oruru assured Gbagi of the unalloyed support of the Urhobos living in Bayelsa to ensure his emergence as governor, come 2023. (NAN)