The chairman emeritus of Daar Communications and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has distanced himself from the rumour making the round that he was planning to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Dokpesi made this known at his hometown, Agenebode, Edo State while addressing some PDP faithful.
He alleged that the former candidate of the PDP in 2016 election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who decamped to the APC, recently, is using promises of positions to lure PDP to move to APC, but that PDP is still a party to beat.
He said, “It is most unfortunate. I came down to reassure the people that there was no iota of truth that I have left and abandon the PDP. I am still fully in the PDP. There is nothing that impresses or attract me to the ruling APC.
“I don’t think that membership of a party is based on what I want, but on certain well-grounded principles and views about how society should be governed, how society should be managed and how to bring about development and progress to the people generally. I have not seen those values in the APC. I have no cause to go the APC for now.”
Stating further, he said, “There have been a number of alleged defections from our party. People who are said to have gone with Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
“It became clear that individuals left for their personal reasons. Majority of the people are still with the PDP.”
“The leaders of the PDP will look for the best candidate who will serve the interest of the people and not of the masters. Ize-Iyamu’s departure will not affect the fortunes of the PDP.”