Peoples Democratic Party’s youths operating under the aegis of Youth Forum For Democracy in Osun State have advised a national chairmanship aspirant of the party, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, to return the funds allegedly traced to him from the National Security Adviser’s Office to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Dokpesi had on Saturday campaigned at the PDP Secretariat along Ogo Oluwa area of Osogbo and shunned the secretariat of the Adagunodo-led faction of the party situated along Ikirun Road.
He was alleged to have said that any PDP member, who was not at the PDP secretariat belonging to the Omisore faction was not a member of the party.
But the PDP youths in a statement issued by the YYFD Secretary, Olajide Adam, and the Public Relations Officer, Mathew Alao, in Osogbo on Monday, said Dokpesi was not fit to lead the party this time.
The PDP in Osun State was divided as a result of the last congress of the party in the state and the group berated Dokpesi for visiting Senator Iyiola Omisore and neglecting the Soji Adagunodo-led faction of the party.
The PDP youths said the party did not need a politician, who was accused of stealing the nation’s treasury to lead it if the leaders wanted Nigerians to believe in the party.
The group said the alleged anti-peace comments made by Dokpesi during his campaign in the state showed that he was not competent for the position of the chairmanship of the party.
The statement partly read, “We are obliged to inform members of the public on the visitation of Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, who is jostling for the post of the National Chairman of the PDP, especially on the anti-peace, callous and sentimental comment he made.
“He (Dokpesi) was paying a solidarity visit to Otunba Iyiola Omisore, who is his colleague in the EFCC net on Dasukigate.
“Dokpesi is a good customer of Senator Ahmed Tinubu, (a national leader of the All Progressives Congress) and he (Dokpesi) could be picked up at anytime. So, he cannot be the PDP chairman because he would cave in at the slightest pressure from Tinubu
“With every sense of modesty, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi should not be contesting for the National Chairman, if he had meant business he should be working on the unity, peace and healing process in Osun PDP.”
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