Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) on Thursday endorsed Chief Raymond Dokpesi for the position of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This latest endorsement comes just one week after IBB reportedly gave a similar endorsement to former Ogun governor, Gbenga Daniel.
“I have blessed High Chief Dokpesi to pursue the noble objective of contesting for the post of national chairman of PDP,’’ Babangida said when Dokpesi paid a courtesy visit to his residence in Minna.
The PDP’s convention is scheduled for Dec. 19.
He urged party faithful to use the convention to uphold the visionary ideals of the founding fathers of the party based on democratic tenets.
Dokpesi thanked Babangida for believing in him to shoulder such onerous responsibility.
Dokpesi was accompanied on the visit by Sen. Annette Okon, Sen. Paul Wampana, Sen. Yisa Braimoh and Auwalu Bamanga-Tukur among others.