Dokpesi Was Never Under Consideration â€“ Jonathan/Sambo Campaign
ABUJA, Oct 10, (THEWILL) - The Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization today said that statements by the Director General of the Babangida Campaign Organization, Chief Raymond Dokpesi that he is suffering political persecution because he declined to head President Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi Sambo campaign organization is ‘farther from the truth.’
"Nothing could be farther from the truth. At no time was Chief Dokpesi considered for such a role. He never made it to anybody’s short list or long list", Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation said in a statement signed by Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Sully Abu.
Abu said the claim defies political commonsense as such a position is normally given to someone outside the geographical zone of the aspirant. Dokpesi, being from the South South as is President Jonathan could never have been considered for such a position.
DG, Goodluck/Sambo Campaign begins nationwide tour
Photo L-R: Mr. Sully Abu; Dr. Dalhatu Sambo and Senator Anietie Okon during last week's briefing.
Meanwhile, a high-powered delegation led by the Director General of the Goodluck Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida will leave Abuja tomorrow (Monday) for Sokoto to commence a nationwide "meet-the-stakeholders" tour.
The visit according to Mr. Sully Abu "is designed to pay traditional courtesies on eminent citizens in the various States to acquaint them first hand of the desire of President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo to offer themselves as nominees of the PDP to contest next year’s presidential elections on a joint ticket."
Among those to be visited are traditional and religious leaders, State Executives of the PDP, Local Government Council Chairmen and Local Government party chairmen and elders.
Accompanying Dr. Tafida on the northwest leg of the tour are the Director, Campaign and Logistics, Dr. Saidu Samaila Sambawa; the Director, Contact and Mobilization, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak; member of the Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Isaiah Balat and other members of the council from the zone.