The former Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, will today formally launch his campaign for the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The event, billed to hold in Benin City, Edo State, according to his campaign organisation, would commence with a blessing from the Okumagbe of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom, George Eghabor, before embarking on the official tour. The National Convention Committee of the party had fixed August 17, 2016 for a convention in Port Harcourt.
The campaign office stressed that the purpose of the tour is to personally meet with, listen to and address all the delegates of the party who would vote at the party’s national convention.
Dokpesi said as a point of principle that it is only through consultations with all stakeholders and delegates of the party that a national leader who would understand and appreciate the pains and yearnings of the party members across the nation can emerge. “It is in furtherance of my democratic ideals that returning power to the people must first begin with discussions with the people,” he said.