Dokpesi reaffirms support for Jonathan, PDP
IN a season rife with shifting allegiances , Chairman of Daars Communication, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has distanced himself from reports suggesting he regrets his support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement yesterday, Chief Dokpesi, who chaired the Organising Committee of the 2015 PDP conference, held in Abuja last week, disassociated himself from report in some media (not The Guardian) that he apologised to the nation on behalf of the party (PDP) over the fielding of Jonathan in the last general elections. “Such other media comments and reports actually went further to say that I had apologized to the nation for the misdeeds and wrongs done the nation by the PDP in its 16 years in the saddle since the return of democratic governance” Dokpesi said.
The essence of the PDP’s conference, during which he purportedly made the fathom remark, was to act as a fore-runner to the main conference and aimed at ensuring that the public (including the media) was properly sensitized and brought up to speed on the purpose, motive overall objective of the conference.
But according to Dokpesi, these fathom reports were clearly deliberate and mischievous misrepresentation of what he said at the press briefing. He noted that luckily both the video clips and audios are available.
“Let me state very emphatically and without any equivocation that I am not only an unrepentant admirer, supporter and die hard follower of former President Jonathan, but indeed, a party member whose support for the other Presidents by the PDP in its 16 years, the saddle is a self evident truth and there for all see.
“I am for emphasis, very proud of the achievements of the former President Jonathan in many sectors of our national life and I am of the conviction that with time, Nigerians will see and accolades to a man, who ruled the country with sincerity of purpose, but who, owing to combination of extraneous factors has been completely misunderstood, Dokpesi said.