PDP Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa chapters back Dokpesi's Chairmanship race

The chairman of the PDP in Nasarawa, Francis Orogu, described the AIT founder as the best candidate to lead the party.

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Aspiring chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has gotten the backing of the Kogi, Nasarawa and Benue state chapters of the party, which is believed to be a major boost for his chances of winning at the PDP National Convention on August 17.

Dokpesi was said to have received a massive reception in Nasarawa on Monday, August 1, where party members and loyalists lined the popular Lafia-Jos road to receive him.

It was gathered that Dokpesi was meant to visit Benue first, but before meeting delegates from Nasarawa but had decided to the Lafia secretariat as hundreds of party faithful awaited him.

The chairman of the party in Nasarawa, Francis Orogu, described the AIT founder as the best candidate to lead the party.

He urged Dokpesi to end impunity and imposition in the party which he attributed as the failure of the PDP in previous elections in the state.

"If there is hope for PDP, it is in Nasarawa. We have been shortchanged by the national body in the past. When you get there, don’t let impunity continue. These delegates are yours. You have more than any other candidates to give to this party and we will vote for you,” Orogu said.

Dokpesi had on Sunday, July 31, assured the PDP delegates in he will end the reign of imposition of candidates in the party if elected into office.

“PDP was formed to be an umbrella to protect all of us from rain, sun but after our victory in 1999, our leaders abandoned the principles of our founding fathers, which made some people to leave and led us to where we are today. We must return to the vision of our founding fathers because the PDP of today is not the same as the party that was formed in 1998,” he said.

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The PDP National Convention is scheduled to hold on August 17, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

 

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