A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial aspirant for Delta 2023, Chief Kenneth Gbagi has tasked the leadership of the party to ensure transparency in the governorship primaries.
Gbagi, an industrialist, gave the advice on Wednesday while declaring his intention to run for the governorship position known to the State PDP Executive Committee at the Party’s Secretariat in Asaba, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.
According to Gbagi, the state could not afford to choose candidate that would bring setback to the state’s economy, given the progress made by the incumbent, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa.
“Members of this committee, a number of you must have known me by reputation, by that I mean, I posses the capacity.
“I am not telling you what I intend to do as governor, but what I have already done in this state as a private entrepreneur.
“The day you make claims of what you want to do with tax payers money as a basis for you to be voted in as governor is gone.
“We want men and women that, by their own self and capacity, have created industries, employment and with capacity to reach out to other world and by the mere mention of their name, what Gov. Okowa has done in the state would be an addition.
“So, in your individual selves, I am there for you to search, I have what it takes. Delta state I must tell you is rich but we need an entrepreneurial mind to tap it.
“Delta requires a name that the party will be proud of as your governor, you have a duty to ensure in the six years you have worked with Gov. Okowa to take the state to this level to come with somebody with clean hands to take the state to another level,” Gbaji said.
“I have what it takes and trust me, when it comes to the security of this nation, I have played my role and those benefits, I will bring to bear.
“However, I am not here to campaign today, I am here to tell you that by the grace of God I will contest the governorship election come 2023.
“Sir, I am pleading with you and your members because you will be all collectively involved in this arrangement that is before us that you consider a lot of all of us and the children yet unborn and chose who can deliver the dividends of democracy to the people,” Gbagi added.