Pressure group known as Concerned Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Youths has emphatically declared its support for the candidature of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi for the national chairmanship position at the party’s forthcoming convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
At a media parley in Abuja, the group’s national co-ordinator, Uchechukwu Chukwuma chronicled Chief Dokpesi’s sterling contributions to the PDP over the years and described the media mogul as ‘’a man of integrity and transparent character who believes in the tomorrow of the younger ones.
Chukwuma said their support for Edo State-born politician is based on the pedigree he possesses over the years as a focused politician who has been a bridge builder and detribalised Nigerian.
‘’Today, we the youths of this great party have unanimously agreed to come together to officially endorse the pillar, mover and beacon of light of our great party, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi as the national chairman ahead of the national convention on August 17 in Port Harcourt.’’
Chukwuma said the party needed to move away from the era of selfish politicians who have projected themselves above the party and have failed to listen to the voice of reasoning because they did not give others the chance to aspire and actualise their political ambitions, thereby leading to the mass exodus of renowned party members to other parties.
The Concerned PDP Youth leader said the declaration of intension by Chief Dokpesi to vie for the party’s national chairmanship position should be seen as the beginning of great and positive things to come for the PDP.
‘’We stamp our support today for uncommon, loyal and disciplined party chieftain who has demonstrated commitment to the affairs of the party despite the huge challenges and woes that befell it, especially losing the presidential election last year.’’
He urged members of the party to throw their weight behind Dokpesi because the South-south that has tremendously contributed to the victory and strength of the party in the last 16 years is yet to produce a national chairman, adding that Dokpesi has the best credentials to take PDP to an enviable height, particularly in view of the 2019 general elections.