Chairman of Daar communication and a contender for the National Chairmanship for the Peoples Democratic Party, Raymond Dokpesi, on Sunday, said that President Buhari hasn’t changed from his military day.
Dokpesi, who stated this while speaking at the PDP secretariat in Ilorin, Kwara state, noted that his ongoing corruption trial with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission will not affect him if he becomes the PDP chairman.
He further said that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) cannot force him to join the party through intimidation, saying that his organization rendered legitimate service to the PDP during the last election and was paid accordingly.
Dokpesi said, “I respect Buhari as the president of Nigeria but what he is doing now is not different from what he did as a military head of state.
“He locked up Nigerians for 200 years, some 150 years. As the Chief of staff of Gongola state, I was locked up and my charge was that I held political office.”
“If you are an hotelier and someone spent three days in your hotel and paid for services rendered but days later, DSS came to arrest you that the money the client paid you was from illegal proceed from CBN. How do you explain that?” he asked.
“The case is in court and I don’t want to comment on it but I will not join APC or be a stooge because of it.”