I’ll Attract Development to all Parts of Delta, NNPP Guber Candidate, Agbi Assures Deltans
The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Dr Goodnews Agbi, has charged the people of Delta State to vote him as the next governor with a promise to be prudent and accountable to the people if elected.
The NNPP governorship candidate, who described himself as the ‘Peter Obi’ in the guber race in the state, called on the supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate to support him in the March 11 governorship election.
The renowned academia and social crusader said he is the only governorship candidate in the contest that poses the character and values which endeared the Labour Party candidate to the Nigerian people during the presidential election.
He spoke during the party’s campaign tour of Oyede, Ivrogbo-Irri, Idheze, Orie-Irri, Utue-Irri and Oleh in Isoko South and North local government areas of the state.
Agbi, received by mammoth crowd of supporters, said he was in the race because Delta needs a personality with track record and integrity to attract development to all parts of the state
While telling the people of the area that he was contented and not ready to trade the state resources ‘hungry politicians’, admonished Deltans to be wary of politicians who had enriched themselves with the state resources in their previous positions.
He added that as a governor, he will not build more houses apart from the two houses he had built in Oleh and his hometown of Oyede respectively.
According to him, “I always tell people that l built a very small house in Oleh and my hometown, Oyede, if I am elected I will not build a house in Asaba or anywhere else. I will use Delta State money to develop the state. People shouldn’t look at where I come from they should look at what I intend to do for the state.
“I have been very consistent fighting for justice, fighting for the downtrodden people, fighting for the oppressed, defending the defenseless, grooming the future generation as lecturer. I have always been nominated as best student friendly lecturer by my students in all the schools i have taught, in Ozoro polytechnic, now Delta State University of Science and Technology, Delta State University Abraka, Oleh Campus. Ask any of my ex students, they will tell you Dr. Goodnews Agbi is a benevolent person with good heart. I will govern Delta with a human face. Agbi told them.
He opined that, “If you look at what happened during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly election in Nigeria people are no longer voting for party rather they are voting individuals with impeccable character that can give the people quality and effective representation.
“Since we have been hearing of Obidient Movement, Mr. Peter Obi never gave money to people to campaign and vote for him, a lot of people voted for him without money. We shouldn’t look at party come March 11th vote for me and the House of Assembly candidate Isoko South Constituency 1 Hon. Clement Oyibo a. k a Bako.
“In Isoko people are always afraid when you tell them. I am contesting for governor and i cannot be discouraged. But at the moment i am fully primed to contest the governorship.If people are looking at where you hail from or how much money you have, Mr. Peter Obi will not win Lagos State, Nasarawa and other states.
“It is what the person can offer and the character of the person is what voters are looking for, that will make them to vote for him.”
On his part, the House of Assembly candidate for Isoko South Constituency 1 under the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Hon. Clement Oyibo stated that, if given the mandate he will sponsor people oriented bills that will bring about change and development in the constituency.
According to him, “I will sponsor a bill that will take those children you see around burial and marriage ceremony begging food, money and even stealing people’s money from the street and give them quality education so that their mindset and orientation will change.”
He also said that, among the candidates jostling for the House of Assembly seat he is the most qualified person to represent the good people of Isoko South Constituency 1.