*Youth and women must remain our focus
Jarrett Tenebe, the aspirant to the position of the National Youth Leader in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elective Congress has said that High Chief Raymond Dokpesi should not and cannot run for the national Chairman’s position.
Speaking with www.gongnews.net the light complexioned football buff added, “making Dokpesi our party head is like committing political harakiri. We need people who can mobilise and deliver a presidential election not ppeople who are taking office to fester some personal interests. Uncertainty does not inspire confidence and does not influence positive decisions.”
The choice of who becomes the Presidential candidate has been zoned to the north while the chairmanship position has been zoned to the south ahead of the December convention. So, one simple question, is Dokpesi our best bet? Certainly no. he cant even be our choice in Edo PDP.
Also, the party needs tested, trusted and verified war-horse for the epic battle that is coming in 2019. Epic battle in the sense that the PDP and the APC will be making another history; because if the PDP wins the race in 2019, it will be the first former ruling party in Nigeria to reclaim it’s ruling status and vice versa.
High Chief Raymond Dokpesi does not have what it takes to lead the PDP to victory in 2019. Tell him to retire to Agenebode.
Answering a question why he is running, the football club proprietor submitted, “I have the backing of our party structures to be able to mobilise the strongest populationof electorates, the youths and women. They have 70% of the nation’s voting population. You must be able to speak their language to command their respect and followership. This is part of why Dokpesi has no role in the future PDP.
“I will be able to galvanise that population, mobilise them now that the APC has not been able to deliver on her electoral promises to Nigerians, it is a clear chance for us to return and lead the nation stronger and more purposefully. Whatever, any officer of our party that is not youth and women centred belongs to the museum.