Daar Communications Chairman, Raymond Dokpesi has blamed the loss of the last Presidential election due to the greed and selfishness of the party leadership. While speaking during a lecture organised by New Dawn, a group in Edo state chapter of the PDP, Dokpesi confirmed that the group is trying to “reconstruct the party and bring the party back to power in Edo in 2016 and at the Federal level in 2019.”
According to Dokpesi: “We lost our way and I want to on behalf of the PDP, tender unreserved apology to each and every one of you; the youths, the women, the leaders, for the grievous mistakes we all made. I plead for your forgiveness.
We provided bad leadership, we were self centered, only thinking of our interest, not the interest of all of us, it will never happen again.The voice of one person almost became the voice of all of us. The grace of God will never allow that happen again. One major mistake I must plead with you to forgive us for is the unnecessary quarrel and issues that started from 2006, 2007 which led to parallel congresses, and divided us.”
“PDP is ready to fight to get back in Government House in Benin City. At the national level, I want to tell you that there is nothing that the APC government is claiming today that wasn’t done by the Jonathan administration, they are only posturing,” Dokpesi said.
In an earlier remark, leader of the New Dawn, Senator Roland Owie, urged the 8th National Assembly “to urgently commence the amendment of the Nigeria’s Constitution which they have done twice to give autonomy to local government councils.”
Owie said the rural areas can’t develop if autonomy is not granted in the local governments.