Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed its disappointment following the assertion Chairman of Daar Communications Limited, Chief Raymond Dokpesi made in regards to the South East not profitable the 2023 presidential election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Dokpesi lately mentioned: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.”
But Ohanaeze, have now responded by its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, saying it’s disheartening that Dokpesi, one of many leaders of the South-South People Assembly (SSPA) would see your entire south as an electoral legal responsibility to the PDP.
According to Ohanaeze there can by no means be peace within the absence of justice and that Nigeria would stay in disaster till its leaders embrace justice, fairness and equity as a guiding philosophy.
The assertion learn: “One can simply perceive the psychological ambivalence within the Dokpesi persona. On the opposite hand, there is no such thing as a cause for the condescension and disdain he handed over to your entire south. According to him, ‘even I dare say there is no candidate from the south that you put in the north today that will be able to win.’ In one other growth, Dokpesi remembers his friendship with Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his help for Tinubu’s presidential ambition. For the avoidance of doubt, a number of educated refined patriotic northerners are allergic to the supremacist born to rule entrepreneurs which has created the present Nigerian dilemma.
“All the 17 southern governors of their conferences have resolved on the necessity for an influence shift to the south. The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi committee on zoning has declared that the nationwide chairmanship of the PDP ought to go to the north, whereas the Presidency ought to go to the south.
“It is therefore curious, the kind of appraisal parameters or kind of epitaph that the business mogul, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, wishes to be remembered. In one sentence, Dokpesi proclaimed that “If we are the Nigerians, I want us to be, if we believe in the unity of Nigeria and we also believe in equity, justice, and fairness, there is no reason we should not give it to the South East if the slot is given to the south. In another breath, Dokpesi averred that ‘whoever emerges as the president of Nigeria would have to compensate the people of the South East if truly, we want the emergence of the new Nigeria.”
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo is dismayed that Dokpesi could demonstrate this type of duplicity in a matter that is so clearly defined. Dokpesi’s assumptions are unreflective, weird and unworthy. Any person who loves Nigeria should be an advocate of power rotation, especially between the north and south; and those our sons and daughters who lay claim to leadership should not, under any guise, give the impression that the south is a lame-duck, an electoral liability, and therefore must depend on the north to define the political trajectory of Nigeria.”