The position was initially zoned to the South, which made Dokpesi declare his interest to run, and has been touring states to canvass votes. But the party leaders from the South met in Port Harcourt on Thursday, August 4, and resolved to zone the position to the South-West.

Dokpesi said the leaders are repeating the same mistake that caused the political downfall of the party in the first place.

In statement released by his Media Aide, Mr.  Omor Bazuaye, Dokpesi told delegates in Kano to do the right thing by voting their conscience at the August 17 national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

‎”Leaders of the South met and decided to micro-zone to the South-West. These are the same things we did that brought the party to its knees.

“I have come here pleading and begging that if I become National chairman it is me and you that would be chairman,” he was said to have told members of the party during his campaign in the North-West.

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However, former PDP deputy national chairman, Chief Bode George had on Friday, August 5, picked his nomination formfor the chairmanship position.