The pan-Igbo cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Tuesday blasted the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Daar communications Plc, Excessive Chief Raymond Dokpesi, for supporting the zoning of the 2023 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) to the north. The Igbo cultural group decried the media interview of Dokpesi on Saturday, October 9, 2021, the place he cautioned the PDP concerning the consequence of zoning the 2023 presidential ticket to the south.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo had lamented that Dokpesi within the interview mentioned: “The Southeast can not win the election for the PDP. That’s simply the reality of the matter.
“I don’t beat across the bush; I deal with points as they’re and as I perceive them.
“There is no such thing as a candidate from the Southeast, even I dare say, there is no such thing as a candidate from the South that you just put within the North right now that may be capable of win.
“It will be a humongous problem.”
Ohanaeze famous that “within the lottery of life, Dokpesi has been so favoured by windfall.
“One would assume that he has every thing going for him. For example, in 1994, Dokpesi launched the primary Nigerian personal FM radio station, the Ray Energy; two years later, he launched Africa Impartial Tv (AIT) to run a 24-hour broadcasting service in Nigeria with indicators in the US and Europe; and established the primary indigenous delivery line in Nigeria.
“Above all, Dokpesi is self-actualized with a doctorate diploma, PhD in engineering.
“By all requirements, Dokpesi is a rich man. “Apparently, information present that Dokpesi is without doubt one of the leaders of the South-South Individuals Meeting (SSPA), a corporation that seeks to advertise south-south individuals of Nigeria. So, Dokpesi isn’t any much less a frontrunner.”
Ohanaeze emphasised that “those that lament on the grim way forward for Nigeria usually cite the unpredictable character of our leaders.”
Ohanaeze declared: “the Greek political thinker, Plato, was so dissatisfied with leaders who lacked the ethical energy to behave in keeping with the widespread good;” including, “in different phrases, rulers motivated by self-interest weren’t good leaders.
The group asserted that almost all don’t understand that the forces of morality and justice represent the transcendental wire that holds humanity in form. “In different phrases, there can by no means be peace within the absence of justice.
“Put in another way, Nigeria will stay in crises till the leaders embrace justice, fairness and equity as a guiding philosophy.”
The group additional cite: In Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s smart saying: “These of us positioned able of management have to be ready to know the nettle, and if we unite in doing so, and if, as well as, we set a worthy instance in probity, unselfishness, and self-sacrifice, the individuals will comply with, all too readily, in our footsteps.”
Ohanaeze in an announcement by the Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, due to this fact, declared: “I sympathize with our southern son, Chief Dokpesi, as a result of he began as the non-public assistant to Alhaji Bamaga Tukur on the Nigerian Ports Authority. “Dokpesi additionally served beneath Alhaji Umaru Dikko and Normal Garba Wushishi.
“Data reveal that Alh. Bamanga Tukur paid his charges from secondary faculty to the put up graduate degree.
“To that extent, he owes allegiance to his benefactors and feels no compunction to profile all the south as electoral legal responsibility.
“One can simply perceive the psychological ambivalence within the Dokpesi persona. “However, there is no such thing as a motive for the condescension and disdain he handed over to all the South.”
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo additionally famous that Dokpesi recalled his friendship with Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his help for Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
The group said: “for the avoidance of doubt, a number of educated refined patriotic northerners are allergic to the supremacist born-to-rule entrepreneurs which has created the present Nigerian dilemma.”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo recalled that each one the 17 Southern Governors had at their conferences resolved on the necessity for an influence shift to the South. The group indicated that the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi committee on zoning had declared that the PDP nationwide chairman ought to go to the North, whereas the Presidency ought to go to the South.
“I wish to use this chance to commend Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; a person with a transparent management prospectus, an ethical edifice and democracy archetype. He has, by the PDP zoning train, written his title in gold,” Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia declared.
The nationwide publicity secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo decried that “it’s, due to this fact, curious the sort of appraisal parameters or the sort of epitaph that the enterprise mogul, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, needs to be remembered.
“In a single sentence, Dokpesi proclaimed that “If we’re the Nigerians, I would like us to be, if we imagine within the unity of Nigeria and we additionally imagine in fairness, justice, and equity, there is no such thing as a motive we should always not give it to the Southeast if the slot is given to the South.”
And “in one other breath, Dokpesi averred that “whoever emerges because the president of Nigeria must compensate the individuals of the Southeast if actually, we would like the emergence of the brand new Nigeria.”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, due to this fact, declared that the group is dismayed that Dokpesi might reveal this kind of duplicity in a matter that’s so clearly outlined.
“Dokpesi’s assumptions are unreflective, bizarre and unworthy. Any one who loves Nigeria ought to be an advocate of energy rotation, particularly, between the north and the South; and people our little children who lay declare to management shouldn’t, beneath any guise, give the impression that the south is a lame-duck, an electoral legal responsibility; and, due to this fact, should depend upon the north to outline the political trajectory of Nigeria,” Ogbonnia said.
The Ohanaeze scribe additionally said that Dr. Dokpesi is reminded that in a couple of days’ time, he’ll be part of the pantheon of elders at 70. “He’s, due to this fact, persuaded at 70 to understand the big powers of the human spirit. “The human spirit breaks the bodily boundaries which the mundane circumstances normally impose in an effort to restrict the human imaginations and prospects.
“So as phrases, as water finds its degree and objects obey the legislation of gravity, so are the fixed and predictable traits of spirituality.
“The human spirit doesn’t oscillate like a pendulum; East, West, North and South.
“I congratulate the 17 Southern governors of their resolve for an influence shift. That’s the best and absolutely, a category of Northerners with conscience will be part of the transferring practice.
“The rotation of the presidency between the North and the South is the reality. Two choices are earlier than the advocates of justice and progress in Nigeria; we both select gentle or darkness,” Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia declared.