Chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has debunked recent media reports that he apologised for the alleged 16 years misrule of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, as well as saying that the PDP made mistakes by fielding former President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the March 28 presidential election.
Dokpesi, who is Chairman of the Organising Committee of PDP national conference, in a statement he personally signed, refuted the reports, saying he was “not only an unrepentant admirer, supporter and die hard follower of Jonathan but, indeed, a party member.”
According to the PDP chieftain, Jonathan’s achievements in many sectors of the economy cannot be overemphasized, even as he added that Nigerians will soon commend Jonathan for his sincerity of purpose in government.
He said: “What I said at the media briefing was that PDP governments were run by human beings who are not perfect and may have made mistakes. I cited the example of the party’s zoning agreement nationwide, which buckled in the face of incumbents who had preferred and pliant candidates and went on to subvert the people’s choice on who to represent them leading to defeats at the polls.
“I tendered an apology to PDP members nationwide for actions like that.”
Dokpesi said he was not unaware of the tactics of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to “undo the PDP and set its members against one another in other to pave way for one party system,” adding that “such efforts would not see the light of the day.”
He applauded Jonathan’s achievements in many sectors of the economy, saying Nigerians will soon commend Jonathan for his sincerity of purpose in government.
He added: “I call on all PDP members nationwide to discountenance the misleading reports as the party has no apologies to offer anyone for its years of rule at the centre and a majority of the states.”