PDP Dokpesi woos Igbinedion, Ibori over party’s Chairmanship ambition
Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, on Friday, December 1, described Chief Raymond Dokpesi as a passionate loyalist of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he has toiled for the party.
Ibori stated this in Oghara when he received Dokpesi, a national chairmanship aspirant of the party.
He said that the aspirant is enjoying huge confidence of party members because of his record and commitment.
He pledged to give necessary support to the aspiration and prayed that God will guide him.G
Earlier, Dokpesi had told the former governor that his visit was to solicit support for his aspiration, saying that Ibori is a stakeholder in the PDP.
In Benin, Edo, Dokpesi visited Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, who said that the aspirant is a dogged democrat and fighter for enthronement of internal democracy and equity in the party.
Similarly, a chieftain of PDP in the state, Mr Ben Edo-Osagie, described Dokpesi as a “brave man with credibility”,adding that in spite of all intimidations, he remained in the party and “gave it his all.”
“Credibility and total alliance is what is needed at this stage to rebuild the PDP. This party requires re-branding, re-packaging and re-focusing to win the 2019 general elections.
“I believe that Dokpesi is the foremost dynamic person to lead the PDP to victory in 2019,” Edo-Osagie said.
Also receiving the aspirant, PDP candidate in the 2017 governorship election in Edo, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said Dokpesi is a party leader that the state is always proud of.
He said that the man had paid his dues in any area required to be PDP’s national chairman.
Ize-Iyamu assured that as a son of Edo, the party members in the state would pull resources to support Dokpesi, adding that it was wrong for anybody to insinuate that he was or would be rejected in his home.
He commended the aspirant for his matured and peaceful campaigns, adding that he had brought flamboyance to the race to the chairmanship race.
He appealed to all the aspirants not to be hostile in their campaigns.
Dokpesi called for dedication of leaders and members to ensure stability in the party, saying that cohesion is needed for the party to regain power at the national level.
He said he has been to the northern part of the country and the South-West for campaign, and said that the enthusiasm of members for strengthening of the party was impressive.
Dokpesi urged the leaders to support his ambition, pledging that PDP’s credibility and acceptability by most Nigerians would be restored if he is elected.