By Esther Eugene, Warri
Former minister of state for education and director of the Signatious Hotel in Warri, Chief Kenneth Gbagi who is being accused of stripping naked of staff of his hotel over case of their alleged stealing had denied that he did not strip anybody naked. That the said trending nude photos are not staff of his hotel.
Chief Gbagi disclosed in weekend during a press conference at his country home, Oginibo in Ughelli South Local Government area of Delta state.
Chief Gbagi said his travail was political over his 2023 Delta state governorship ambition.
The Urhobo born Delta state governorship aspirant, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi said the trending three stripped naked girls and a male on the social media as Signatious Hotel and Suites linking to him.
Chief. Gbagi said he is not deterred by politically motivated gimmicks accusing him of maltreating three girls and a boy working under his hostel in Warri. The business mogul recalled that he was sometime in the past accused of training lions at his Warri residence, but was later confirmed lies and cooked up stories to tarnished his personality by over jealous political opponents.
According to him, the alleged trending stripped naked girls at his hostel in Effurun are not his staff rather they are agents of darkness emanated from the brain of the Attorney General of Delta State, Peter Mrakpor, due to his 2023 governorship ambition.
He stated”The naked girls you saw on the social media are not management staff of my Hotel. They are politically pre-planned agents by Mrakpor to tarnish me. I saw and read all the cooked up stories against me online. Those criminals want to turn my hotel business to their personal business. All the stories are lies and cooked up to blackmail me in order to distract me from my governorship ambition. This to me is not a distraction, am fully committed in my governorship race. Mrakpo is afraid of me, hence he arranged with paparazzi to deminish my personality.”
Gbagi reiterated that he didn’t owe any of his workers salary. ” I see all this as petty distraction and l remain focused to get to where am going. Nobody on earth can stop what God has planned for me. I founded PDP in 2008 and since then l have paid my dues, hence l am vying for the seat of governor comes 2023. If you must make progress in life, those allegations must come your way.
I want to plead with the press to alway say the truth. As gentlemen of the press, don’t be diverted of what you see on the social media, get the facts from the right source and say the truth to the public, he stated.”
However, it will interest you to note that, Olorogun Gbagi and Peter Mrakpor are both from Ughelli south local government area of Delta State. Gbagi alleged that Mrakpor is afraid of his ambition, hence he reportedly paid people to destroy his ambition and run alone from the local government.
The vocal outspoken Gbagi swear to God that he has no hand in the persons stripped naked. He also said some of the persons and lawyers who wrote petition against him are already begging him to give them ten million naira (10million) to drop the matter.
Gbagi noted that despite the heat the issue is generating across the state, he is not disturbed as the race is open to everyone but Mrakpor cannot match him as the battle hots up.