Former minister of education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has declared that his journey to replace Governor Ifeanyi Okowa come 2023 as governor of Delta state has begun in earnest.
The ace entrepreneur made the declaration while felicitating with former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on his birthday on Sunday at the cleric’s abode at Ajamimorha in Warri, Delta state.
Olorogun Gbagi, who visited in the company of his political team, armed with gifts, and good wishes, seized the opportunity to consult with the founder of the Word of Life Bible Church, on his intention to govern the state come 2023, requesting spiritual prayers and guidance.
“Papa, I have started the race to 2023. I don’t want a situation that will cause you to hear it from someone else.
“It is going very well, Sir, extremely well, and I thought that on a day like this which is your birthday; nothing will be more precise and apt than to come to say, Papa, we have started the journey into 2023.
“All that we require from you as a man of God is prayers and to thank God for this day, and pray for God to give you what it takes for you to say prayers on that day, at the swearing-in,” the former minister enthused.
Elated Papa Oritsejafor, in response to the birthday wishes, prayed for Olorogun Gbagi, declaring that God Who owns tomorrow will bring tomorrow.
“Thank you. God will give you what you can never work for. May God do for you what you will never be able to do for yourself. May God give you people when you need people to help you.
“May heaven give you the strength to live in times of difficulty. May you not struggle when you need to go higher in your life. In the name of God the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Papa Oritsejafor, who distanced himself from being tagged a politician, said he felt inspired to pray for the governorship aspirant.
“Fortunately, for you and for plenty people who know me, I am not a politician, I am a pastor and from my heart, I prayed that prayer and you know that I wish you well.
“You don’t need an interpreter to tell you that. So, my heart is with you. I am looking forward to that time. God who holds tomorrow, will bring tomorrow.
“But for today, you have come to celebrate with me, so I receive you with joy, with gladness.
“I am happy that you brought all of these people to my house on this day of all days. I am so happy. I have not seen you for quite a while and I am glad that today is the day I see you again.
“My prayers are with you. My heart is with you, and we believe God is with you, that you will have reason to celebrate,” the revered cleric prayed.Read Full Story