Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo socio-cultural organization, has expressed disappointment over the statement made by Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of Daar Communications Limited, about the South East not winning the Peoples Democratic Party presidential election in 2023. (PDP).
“The South East cannot win the election for the PDP,” Dokpesi recently stated. That is simply the fact of the situation. I don’t mince words; I deal with problems as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, and I’d go so far as to say that there is no candidate from the South that you place in the North today that can win. It’s going to be a huge undertaking.”
But, through its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze has responded, saying it is depressing that Dokpesi, one of the leaders of the South-South People Assembly (SSPA), sees the entire south as a political liability for the PDP.
Ohanaeze believes that there can never be peace without justice, and that Nigeria would remain in crisis until its leaders adopt justice, equity, and fairness as a guiding concept.
“One may easily grasp the psychological ambivalence in the Dokpesi persona,” the statement added. On the other hand, there is no justification for his contempt and contempt for the entire south. ‘I dare argue that there is no candidate from the south that you placed in the north today who will be able to win,’ he says. Dokpesi also recalls his connection with Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his support for Tinubu’s presidential ambitions. For the avoidance of doubt, some educated, sophisticated, patriotic northerners are allergic to the supremacist born to rule businesspeople who have created Nigeria’s current predicament.
“At their sessions, all 17 southern governors agreed on the need for a power shift to the south. The zoning committee headed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has declared that the PDP’s national chairmanship should go to the north, while the presidency should go to the south.
“It’s so fascinating what kind of appraisal parameters or epitaph business entrepreneur Dr. Raymond Dokpesi wishes to be remembered by. “If we are the Nigerians, as I want us to be, if we believe in the unity of Nigeria and also believe in equity, justice, and fairness, there is no reason we should not offer it to the South East if the slot is given to the South,” Dokpesi declared in one phrase. ‘Whoever emerges as President of Nigeria will have to pay the people of the South East if honestly, we desire the birth of the new Nigeria,’ Dokpesi said in another breath.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo is appalled that Dokpesi could display such deception in such a clearly defined topic. Dokpesi’s assumptions are irrational, strange, and unworthy. Anyone who loves Nigeria should support power rotation, particularly between the north and south; and those of our sons and daughters who claim leadership should not give the impression that the south is a lame-duck, an electoral liability, and thus must rely on the north to determine Nigeria’s political trajectory.”