Chief Raymond Dokpesi, says his leadership will provide level-playing ground for all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants, if elected national chairman of the party.
“I am very conscious of the fact that our illustrious sons from Kano are looking forward to contesting for the presidency in the 2019 elections.
“First of all, we must have a party and the first step is to create a National Working Committee that I can work along with to ensure that there is justice, fairness and equity.
“I want to pledge firmly that there shall be a level-playing ground for all the presidential aspirants from the 19 northern states willing to vie for the office of the president.
“We shall not manipulate any regulation. We will be transparent, and whoever God has chosen may He allow him to lead us to victory in 2019.
“So, our choice of presidential candidate in 2019 will not be on the basis of wealth or accumulated money, but the human person that he is.
“I want to plead with you that it is the same criteria that we will use for the election of the chairman, we must use for the election of the president,” he said.
He urged the delegates to vote on merit, not on sentiment.
“I want to appeal to you to look at and chose anyone who you believe is ready to sacrifice for the party.
“Vote for anyone you know has been consistent with this party when it was raining and when we needed umbrella over our head.
“I want you to look at all the candidates and ask yourselves who among these candidates has been a bridge-builder and helped to reunite Nigeria. I am interested in Nigeria unity,” Dokpesi said.
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