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Former chairman of the DAAR communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has said President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is no different from his reign as a military head of state.

Dokpesi made this statement on Sunday, August 31, 2016, at the PDP secretariat in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, where he went to solicit support for his ambition to become the chairman of the opposition party.

AIT Chairman, Raymond Dokpesi play

AIT Chairman, Raymond Dokpesi

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The top contender in the PDP chairmanship race said just as many were locked up during President Buhari's military reign, he has started locking many up.

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Dokpsei also said just the same way he was locked up as the Chief of staff of Gongola state for participating in politics, he is being vindicated for rendering services to the PDP in the last regime.

In his words, “I respect Buhari as the president of Nigeria but what he is doing now is not different from what he did as a military head of state.”

Continuing, he said, “He locked up Nigerians for 200 years, some 150 years. As the Chief of staff of Gongola state, I was locked up and my charge was that I held political office.

“If you are an hotelier and someone spent three days in your hotel and paid for services rendered but days later, DSS came to arrest you that the money the client paid you was from illegal proceeds from CBN. How do you explain that?

“The case is in court and I don’t want to comment on it but I will not join APC or be a stooge because of it," he disclosed.

Dokpesi is currently facing charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged involvement in the Arms Deal Fraud.

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