THE chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Benue State chapter, John Ngbede, has stated that the days of imposition of candidates will no longer be tolerated in the party, stressing that power must return to the people.
Ngbede warned that any aspirant that expects to emerge for any office without working for it would be shocked at the party’s convention.
“If anyone sits in the comfort of his room and expect to be made chairman, we will shock them at the convention. The days of imposition are over. High Chief Raymond Dokpesi has set the pace and any other persons interested in this position must tour the states and meet the delegates,” he said.
Also, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Plateau State chapter, Hon Damishi Sango, said that the national chairmanship hopeful of the party, High Chief Dokpesi is being persecuted by the All Progressives Congress, APC, because of his unflinching support for the PDP.
“… High Chief, I knew they will pick you up when you make that popular statement that a leopard will not change his skin. You hit them hard and they came for you. You said the truth and we are living witness to it that a leopard will not change his skin,” Sango said.
He reiterated that Dokpesi has contributed greatly to the PDP and is seen as a threat by the APC. He assured the chairmanship hopeful that the Plateau State chapter of the PDP “knows its friends and at the convention will do the right thing”.
The Deputy Speaker of Plateau House of Assembly, Rt Hon Yusuf Gagdi, added that PDP needs a man of integrity and experience to restore its glory.