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The Chairman of the committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after submitting Abubakar’s expression of interest and nomination forms for Presidential Election at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, on Monday.

While Dokpesi has a right to air his opinions, his laments are indicative of the widespread, largely tenuous, phobia of the Igbo in Nigeria. It explains why for several decades after the Civil War, the South-East geopolitical zone has remained underdeveloped, and also why its indigenes have been systematically excluded from aspiring to principal national offices, such as the Presidency. Dokpesi simply expressed the true feelings in certain sections of the country about the place of the Igbo in Nigerian politics. It was an attempt to justify the continued brazen marginalization of one of the principal ethnic groups in the management of the country’s affairs.

Dokpesi had, in an interview with the Daily Trust Newspaper on Saturday, October 9, 2021, stated that: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.”

In two unanimous judgments on Thursday, a three-man panel of Court of Appeal upholds the two appeals by Dokpesi and Daar Investment and proceeded to set aside an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which rejected the no-case submissions made by the appellants.

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, on Tuesday at the Federal High Court, Abuja opened his defence in the alleged N2.1 billion fraud charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He ended up willingly signing a brokered “settlement” agreement that merely bought him time to pay long outstanding license fees of AIT/RayPower, and  committed him to “take the necessary internal steps to ensure balance in their news coverage, especially political commentaries on it stations across the country, and take full editorial responsibility for the use of news contents sourced from social media and or any other avenue.”