Governor Wike Questions Raymond Dokpesi’s Loyalty to PDP, Says He’s Not Really Sincere
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged that Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of Daar Communications, is working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement on Thursday, media aide to Wike, Kelvin Ebiri, quoted the governor as saying PDP governors got text messages and calls that the former Daar chairman said they embarked on a weeklong trip to Europe.
“I have always said to people in PDP, nobody should cause a division among the governors. We are trying as much as we can to build the party back and see that in 2023 PDP takes over governance,” he said.
“I have some suspicion that people like Raymond Dokpesi are not really sincere to the Peoples Democratic Party and I think , I’m convinced that Raymond Dokpesi appears to be working for APC.
“I don’t understand where Raymond Dokpesi gets this information, this rumour that governors travelled to Europe to decide who will be the presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate of PDP. I wonder why governors will travel to Europe to make such a decision.
“I have told Raymond Dokpesi that there is nothing wrong with you preaching for the candidature of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri of Adamawa, a very experienced man, an intelligent man, a strategist. But don’t destroy other people because of this. Because when you destroy them it will be difficult for the PDP to win the election in 2023.”
He said: “We supported Atiku Abubakar when he won (PDP presidential ticket), and even if he wins now, the governors will rally round him, but when you destroy the governors and bring confusion, how will it work?”
Dokpesi who is an ardent supporter of former Vice-President and presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar was alleged to have said Wike is spearheading a move to impose his candidates on the party ahead of the 2023 elections.