One of the National Chairmanship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the ongoing 2017 Elective National Convention of the party, Raymond Dokpesi has berated the party over the conduct of the election exercise.
Dokpesi, who addressed reporters at Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the PDP convention on Saturday, December 9, said governors have hijacked the party convention.
The PDP chieftain who was reacting to the ‘Unity List’ which is currently in circulation, described the PDP electoral process as ‘unfair’.
Dokpesi said delegates were given a list of candidates to support, and that the organisers of the convention had become helpless.
According to him, “Since we started voting about three hours ago, every delegate that is available has been provided with copies of what you have here. They call it ‘Unity List’ and all the names on the list are number one in all the cubicles for voting and this is supposed to be a list prepared by the governors,” he said.
“I have personally approached Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state, who is involved in the management of the electoral process. He told me that he was taking necessary steps. He even told me that he collected this list from a governor who was distributing it.
“I also approached Governor Okowa of Delta state who is the chairman of the convention committee. He is also helpless. The names you find here is not unlikely what would be announced at the end of the day.
“The chairman of the convention committee said he is aware of the whole thing but there is little he can do. He is overwhelmed… This election has been seriously marred”, he lamented.