Thursday, January 7, 2016

$2.1bn arms probe aimed at destroying PDP —Dokpesi

Former Chairman of DAAR Communication, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has described  the $2.1 billion arms deal probe by the Federal Government that led to the arrest of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and other members of People Democratic Party, PDP, as a hoax.
Former Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at the Federal High Court, Abuja
Former Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Addressing newsmen, yesterday, in his office in Abuja when he was honoured by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  youths under the aegis, PDP Youth Vanguard, as their patron with a certificate, Dokpesi, stressed that the $2.1 billion armsgate was not only a figment of the imagination of the Federal Government, but was aimed at destroying PDP.

Dokpesi said:
“I must hasten to assure you that there is nothing like the much flaunted $2.1 billion armsgate. The competent courts of our land would sooner or later prove this coinage aimed at decimating the leadership and membership of our great party to be nothing but a hoax. 
“Some of us are reminded of the events of 1984/85 which by any stretch of comparison are similar to the unfolding events of today. As I have said not too long ago, we must stand resolutely united especially in the face of this momentary political adversity. For one thing, I say again that the PDP is not dead, is not dying and will not die. 
“I wish to emphasize that the current ruling party is making efforts to impede our journey to political maturity through the manipulation of the federal system to serve purely partisan interest. 
“Our party is indeed experiencing a massive persecution, political reprisal and vendetta, of the kind never before seen on our shores and targeted at the leadership, membership and indeed sympathizers of the PDP by the APC government of the day.
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Photo Credit: Gbemiga Olamikan.

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