Businessman and Politician, Raymond Dokpesi has advised members of his political party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return power to the people in line with the party’s slogan.
Dokpesi said it is important to return power to the people so they can make the real “change” they want.
Dokpesi made the statement during his campaign rally in Calabar, the capital of Cross Rivers State.
Dokpesi is vying for the position of National Chairman of the party and is currently going round the country soliciting support from party leaders and delegates.
The media magnate has been a member of PDP since the party’s inception in 1998.
He’s been operating most of the time from the backdoor; yet making substantial contributions and sacrifices.
That, according to Dokpesi, has “come in form of money, sweat and even blood.”
As Dokpesi eyes PDP’s top job, he wants his party to return to the values of its founding fathers by allowing the people to be the ultimate judge of who provides them leadership.
“We cannot deny there is imposition in PDP.
“We cannot deny Godfatherism in PDP and we cannot deny acts of imposition which have led to internal wranglings in our party”, he said Dokpesi.
Dokpesi said the disaffection in the party had grown worse with members deserting the party in droves in the wake of its defeat at the polls in 2015.
Dokpesi said he couldn’t sit back and watch things turn from bad to worse,
So he decided to contest for the position of National Chairman when the opportunity presented itself.
He said PDP would need to deal with its image problem if it hopes to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dokpesi is counting on his wealth of experience in the corporate community to take over the chairmanship position in PDP.
He ran the first shipping company in Nigeria; African Ocean Line, a company he founded almost out of nothing.
Dokpesi also pioneered the first privately owned Radio and Television Stations in Nigeria.
“All my life I have been a builder.
I know what it takes to build and rebuild and I thought I have what it takes to re-invent the party. I can rebuild the party from scratch if you give me the opportunity.
I seek your endorsement; your approval to run.
Do I have your permission”? He asked his audience.
The response was a resounding approval from party members who were pleased with Dokpesi’s line of thoughts and programme for the party.
For many, High Chief Dokpesi is the real deal.
Dokpesi then assured everyone that he’ll never to let them down.
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