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Alleged death threat: Group faults Dokpesi


By Tordue Salem

ABUJA—The Jonathan Support Group and Youth United for Goodluck Jonathan through separate statements yesterday lampooned Dr. Raymond Dokpesi for claiming President Goodluck Jonathan was threatening his life for supporting his opponent in the presidential race, Ibrahim Babangida.

In a statement by Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak, National Coordinator, the group said: “I think it is the height of insult for Chief Dokpesi to accuse the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of wanting to eliminate him without any iota of evidence.

“Let me remind him that this is Nigeria of 2010 and not Nigeria of 1986 where a journalist or anybody for that matter can be blown up through a parcel bomb,” the group stated.
The group in part of its statement, asked Dokpesi to account for his wealth, rather than raising false alarm.

“It is quite a shame that someone who has raped the benevolence of goodwill of well-meaning Nigerians should be given so much visibility simply because he is in a position to manipulate the press.

“He should not allow us to go back into history, otherwise we will start to ask questions on what happened to Oceans Lines Ltd, a company owned by Chief MKO Abiola and Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, both of blessed memories, but managed by Dokpesi as the company’s MD in the 1980s.

“What happened to the company? What about the two ships, MV Binta and MV Simbiat? How did they go under?” the group querried.


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