Raymond Dokpesi, an aspirant for the Peoples Democratic Party national chairmanship, on Thursday, warned that the former ruling party would fade into oblivion if it is not reformed soon.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the former chairman of Daar communication noted that the PDP has reached the point where it should negotiate its future if it plans to move ahead.
Dokpesi said, “The party will break and disappear into oblivion. I tell you that if the party does not reform now, it won’t survive the crisis,” he told journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
“Time has come for the party to determine its future. I represent reform. If we love the party and if we want to move the party forward and also deepen democracy then we have to leave the old way of overbearing, imposition that brought us to where we are. We are hungry for a new way of doing things.”
While denying accusations that he was involved in any anti-party activities, Dokpesi stated that it was wrong for the PDP to zone the chairmanship to the South-West.
“The constitution of the party vested the power to zone on the National Working Committee as represented by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee.
“It zoned the office to the entire south. When you are in government, you can do micro zoning, but now you have to look for the best. The zoning of the president was done to the entire north. The office had not been zoned to any of the three zones from the north.
“Makarfi has said so, that anyone who feels he can win the election and knows he is capable of leading the party, is free.
“I have visited about 24 states when that micro zoning was done. Now, I have covered 34 states and FCT, leaving Taraba and Adamawa States.”
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