• How Dokpesi got N2.1bn for Jonathan’s campaign – CBN official

    How Dokpesi got N2.1bn for Jonathan’s campaign – CBN official

    A Federal High Court in Abuja heard yesterday how businessman, Raymond Dokpesi allegedly got N2.1billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to carry out campaign for President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term bid.

    An official of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mukaddas Aliyu Mohammed, who testified as the first prosecution witness, gave details of how fromer National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and Director of Finanacce and Administration at ONSA authorised the payment of the money to Dokpesi […]

  • PDP will soon break and disappear into oblivion – Dokpesi

    PDP will soon break and disappear into oblivion – Dokpesi

    A national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, has warned that the party may go into oblivion if it does not get it right during its forthcoming national convention.

    Dokpesi, who is from the South-South, called on the leadership of the party to reform it, otherwise, it will not survive its current crisis.

    He 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 […]

  • I have no links with Niger Delta Avengers – Dokpesi

    I have no links with Niger Delta Avengers – Dokpesi

    The Chairman of Daar Communications Plc and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has distanced himself from the Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups.

    Dokpesi said in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that he remained committed to strengthening the unity and stability of Nigeria.

    He said, “I don’t know who is giving that report; I don’t have any idea; I have never met any Avenger in my life I have no connection, association and I don’t know […]

  • PDP chairmanship: Why we are mobilizing votes for Dokpesi – Youth group explains

    PDP chairmanship: Why we are mobilizing votes for Dokpesi – Youth group explains

    A socio-economic and political group, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi Solidarity Movement, has urged all interested persons for the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to purchase form and vie for the exalted position, stressing that competition will ensure that the best man is elected at the end of the exercise.

    The group in a statement by its national coordinator, Hon. Olaoluwa Adegbola Benson, said it will back High Chief Raymond Dokpesi because of his integrity, maturity, experience and commitment […]

  • No leadership tussle between Makarfi, Sherrif – Dokpesi

    No leadership tussle between Makarfi, Sherrif – Dokpesi

    Chairman, DAAR Communications and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) High chief Raymond Dokpesi has said that contrary to insinuations that there is a leadership tussle between Senators Ahmed‎ Mohammed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sherrif over who pilots the party affairs, that such insinuation is not correct.

    Dokpesi who is running for the National Chairman of the party and was on campaign to Kano‎ State clarified the position while speaking with newsmen in Kano, stressing however that what looks like […]

  • APC persecuting Dokpesi for his unflinching support for PDP – Sango

    APC persecuting Dokpesi for his unflinching support for PDP – Sango

    Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, Hon Damishi Sango, has said that High Chief Raymond Dokpesi is being persecuted by the All Progressives Congress, APC, because of his unflinching support for the PDP.

    In the same vein, the chairman of PDP, Benue state chapter, John Ngbede said the days of imposition of candidates will no longer be tolerated in the party.

    Sango, who spoke on Tuesday, when Dokpesi led his campaign organisation to the state, said the harassment […]

  • Buhari has not changed, he locked me up during his military regime – Dokpesi

    Buhari has not changed, he locked me up during his military regime – Dokpesi

    Raymond Dokpesi, frontline contender in the chairmanship race of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there is no difference between President Muhammadu Buhari as a civilian leader and a military head of state.

    Dokpesi said the president “locked up” some Nigerians during his military era, recalling how he was incarcerated as the chief of staff of the then Gongola state.

    He was speaking on Sunday at the PDP secretariat in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, where he went to solicit support for his […]

  • We won’t allow Gbenga Daniel step down for Dokpesi – Group says

    We won’t allow Gbenga Daniel step down for Dokpesi – Group says

    The Reformers, an interest group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, will not let go of his bid to lead the party based on the relationship with Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications.

    In a statement issued on Saturday, The Reformers said Daniel cannot relinquish the ambition because it is beyond him. The group advised Dokpesi to forget the alleged plan to convince Daniel to drop his ambition, and rather work with the former […]

  • PDP National Convention: I will not step down for anybody, says Dokpesi

    PDP National Convention: I will not step down for anybody, says Dokpesi

    Leading aspirant for the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi has rubbished report that he has stepped down for Lagos politician, Chief Olabode George.

    The media team of Dokpesi said the media mogul has no intention of stepping down for anyone, as he is busy meeting with delegates across the federation. “High Chief Dokpesi is busy meeting the delegates and outlining his programmes for the reformation and rebuilding of the PDP. He is not considering […]

  • PDP made mistakes for 16 years in power – Dokpesi

    PDP made mistakes for 16 years in power – Dokpesi

    One of the aspirants for the national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has said the party made a lot of mistakes during the 16 years it occupied the Presidency.

    He said the original idea of the founding fathers of the PDP was to lay a foundation of a party that would serve as an umbrella for all Nigerians, not minding their tribes and class.

    Dokpesi, who spoke during the week at the PDP secretariat in Umuahia, the […]

  • PDP suffering from godfatherism, impunity – Dokpesi says

    PDP suffering from godfatherism, impunity – Dokpesi says

    National Chairmanship hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has alleged that the party has been bedeviled by godfatherism and impunity.

    Dokpesi, who stated this in Calabar, Cross River State, maintained that the party has continued to wax stronger despite the “blackmail” and defection of its prominent members.

    According to the business mogul, “Our party is being blackmailed on daily basis, but instead of making us weak, it makes us stronger; we are out to rebrand the PDP.

    “We are […]