Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, former Minister for State Education, has said that only those who want to enslave their children to a northern oligarchy would consider the Atiku-Okowa joint presidential ticket in the 2023 general election.
Addressing reporters at his country home Oginibo, Ughelli South council area, Gbagi said that the Atiku-Okowa presidential ambition was ‘dead on arrival’, arguing that it is the turn of southern Nigeria to produce the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gbagi, who is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Delta State, said that as a lawyer who knows the place of equity and justice in law, it would be unfair of him to support Okowa.
He said that he would rather give his support to Prince Adewole Adebayo of the SDP or Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who he said has also shown capacity.
Gbagi contended that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart in the APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, are obsolete and can no longer handle governance.
“We say the North should do one term which is eight years and the election should come back to the South. And unfortunately for me, I am from the South. I will support a presidential candidate from the South. So let us not waste time. I don’t know how to pretend. As we speak today, there are three presidential candidates from the South part of Nigeria,” he stated.
“There is Adebayo who is the presidential candidate of SDP from Ondo state. He is a young lawyer, a 50 years old man, very vibrant. In fact, in all the interviews, he is the best man Nigeria can ever produce as a presidential candidate…