Dokpesi AIT boss says APC is persecuting PDP members

This is coming on the heels of the arrest of the PDP publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh.

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Raymond Dokpesi in court during his trial on December 14, 2015. play

Raymond Dokpesi in court during his trial on December 14, 2015.

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The chairman of DAAR Communications PLC,  Chief Raymond Dokpesi said the ongoing probe into the purchase of arms, is just an attempt to rubbish the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is coming on the heels of the arrest of the PDP publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh.

Dokpesi said “I wish to emphasise that the current ruling party is making efforts to impede our journey to political maturity through the manipulation of the federal system to serve purely partisan interest.

“Our party is indeed experiencing a massive persecution, political reprisal and vendetta, of the kind never before seen on our shores and targeted at the leadership, membership and indeed sympathizers of the PDP by the APC government of the day.”

You will recall that the media mogul, was also arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the alleged looting of over $2 billion in funds meant for the procurement of arms for the war against Boko Haram.

He said “As you all know, so much political water has passed under the bridge since the general elections of April 2015. So much has been said about our members, many of whom have been publicly vilified even without being heard. I assure you that we will not be weakened or demoralised in playing our role as the important opposition voice which is a very critical ingredient in any democratic state.”

Raymond Dokpesi was the chairman of the organising committee for the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national conference.

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