BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE

Former Minster of State (Education), Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has joined the race to succeed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2015 .

Gbagi, a lawyer and businessman, will be kicking off his aspiration with a rally in Sapele, Delta State on Saturday.

The Oginibo, Ughelli South, Delta Central-born politician, according to his Campaign Secretary, Mr. Bernard Jamaho, is in the race to give Deltans the best in terms of governance and sustainable development after crude oil.

In Sapele, Gbagi, a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, will parley with Deltans on the way forward for the state.

Gbagi, frowned at calls for zoning of the governorship seat and urged all qualified sons and daughters of Delta to join the race to enable Deltans pick the best at the polls.

He said: “It is irresponsible to zone the presidential and governorship seats. Zoning has never worked in Nigeria.

“In the election that brought Governor Uduaghan, people from Delta North, Delta Central and Delta South contested.

“You must allow people to vote according to their beliefs.” I welcome my brothers from Delta North and Delta South to the contest just as I from Delta Central is entitled by the constitution to contest.

“There is no document or agreement to disenfranchise any senatorial district in Delta State governorship election. I respect the right of any Deltan to aspire to the office of governor of Delta State.”

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