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Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by handie(m): 5:46pm On Nov 10, 2015
The Peoples Democratic Party has asked Nigerians to forgive the party for its inability to meet their yearnings in the past 16 years.

The party said it was aware that Nigerians were angry with it because of some actions it took in the past 16 years when it was in power.



It said the party was ready to mend fences and this was why it was organising a national conference where all issues affecting the former ruling party would be discussed.

Chairman, National Planning Committee of the conference, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

Dokpesi, a chieftain of the party from Edo State, was flanked at the briefing by members of the planning committee for the conference.

The defeat of the party in the last general election came to its leaders as a surprise.

Apart from losing the presidency to the All Progressives Congress, the PDP also lost in some states where it was hitherto popular.

Dokpesi attributed the defeat to many errors committed by the party and its leadership, but asked Nigerians to forgive and forget.

He said, “We are aware that there were errors we made. We admit that we made mistakes and we have not met the expectation of Nigerians and we tender unreserved apologies for these mistakes.

“You must have seen the Ike Ekweremadu report on why we are apologising. There was no internal democracy, there was impunity within the party and there was no level-playing ground for members of the party.

“Zoning principles of the party were abandoned and a gamut of all other issues, which will come out during the conference and for all these and the people who have been offended, for people whose toes were stepped upon, we also tender unreserved apology.

“These are the reasons why we are begging and apologising. We want to assure every founding member of the party that we deviated from their visions, and that’s why we are going to have all our founding fathers like Adamu Ciroma, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and other members of the G.34, to come and talk to us at the conference.

“For every and any mistake we have made, I therefore say, we tender our unreserved apologies.”

Asked if the mistake of the party included the fielding of the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, as its presidential candidate in 2011 and 2015, he said it was wrong for the party to have abandoned zoning in preference for the former President.

Dokpesi said the party ought to have allowed the northern part of the country to complete its term when former President Umaru Yar’Adua died in 2010.

He said, “The party in 2010 and 2011, made the first round of mistake of not allowing the north to complete its term.

“That was when the party gave a special favour for the then President who came to compete the term of Yar’Adua to be allowed one term to finish.

“The same small leaders of the party came forward in 2015 to state again and refused to return the party to allow the north to field the party’s presidential candidate, they manipulated the party to do the same.”

He added that, “Make no mistake, the PDP is aware that there were errors made along the way. We admit that at certain times in our past, mistakes have been made, we did not meet the expectations of Nigerians.

“But the past is exactly what it is. While we should not forget the past and its errors, We must look forward and begin to show true leadership within and outside our party.”

He said the forthcoming conference would be used to reinvigorate, re-engineer and restructure the party, which he said would be handed over to the youth.


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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by handie(m): 5:47pm On Nov 10, 2015
Dear PDP, it's too late to cry when the head is off. Amaechi tell una but u guys would rather believe 16 is greater than 19. Water don pass garri Jare
chuna1985:



Who keeps writing these stupidd thinz.

Pdp lost because of religion n ethnicity....Nothing more.
ooh! There was no religion and ethnicity in 2011 ba? Or was Buhari a Christian and a southerner then? Use ur head my brother.

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by Tolatutu: 5:50pm On Nov 10, 2015
He he he, Pdp grin clowns

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by speedyGonzales: 5:50pm On Nov 10, 2015
ha, well, if Jonathan is a mistake... so is all those who came before him!

Nigeria has been a giant mistake, from the start!

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by wachakuta(m): 5:51pm On Nov 10, 2015
Na now una eye clear abi??

Medicine after death

By d way, e be like say dem done Dust him file ohh

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by libertyfather(m): 5:53pm On Nov 10, 2015
Change the name Politicians Deceiving People

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by TippyTop(m): 5:54pm On Nov 10, 2015
Fielding Jonah was not a mistake allowing Jega to preside over the election was the mistake. Dude was working for his people, there was no way Jega was going to anounce a Jonah victory.

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by divinehand2003(m): 5:56pm On Nov 10, 2015
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan for 2019..........
He is the chosen one for PDP!!!!
HE WILL DELIVER Nigeria from all forms of evil.
pls vote GEJ!!!!!!!

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by experimentist: 5:57pm On Nov 10, 2015
voting PDP sef na mistake

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by modath(f): 5:58pm On Nov 10, 2015
Closing the Yam barn door after the goat has bolted.



8 shorts months ago, we were being told he is the messiah of the nation, despite everyone proclaiming how unfit he was to hold such post!!



Tonyebarcanista , we need an epistle to denounce this PDP turncoats stat !! grin

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by experimentist: 6:00pm On Nov 10, 2015
TippyTop:
Fielding Jonah was not a mistake allowing Jega to preside over the election was the mistake. Dude was working for his people, there was no way Jega was going to anounce a Jonah victory.
mumumugu, na who announce jonada'ft winner for 2011?

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by NgeneUkwenu(f): 6:03pm On Nov 10, 2015
Damn Too Late! PDP Has been Reduced to an ethnic and Biafran Party fighting for Secession using IPOB grin grin


PDP Can Only Rule In BiafraLand When they present Our DILector, Nnamdi Kanu..

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by Nobody: 6:03pm On Nov 10, 2015
TippyTop:
Fielding Jonah was not a mistake allowing Jega to preside over the election was the mistake. Dude was working for his people, there was no way Jega was going to anounce a Jonah victory.

I guess it was your dad that was inec chairman in 2011 when Jona was announced winner abi?

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by JingoOAU(m): 6:03pm On Nov 10, 2015
Is this Dokpesi or wareva dead or dumb when he was fronting for GEJ in all the media outlets?

So his sense just assume it's rightful position??...

Some people are mad at old age sha

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by ishiamu(m): 6:04pm On Nov 10, 2015
NgeneUkwenu:
grin


Nne I Ebe anwa
Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by Nobody: 6:04pm On Nov 10, 2015
where is that PDP die-hard, tonyebarca-something. I guess you know more than these people ba?

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by Mynd44: 6:05pm On Nov 10, 2015
El-oh-el

They still have not learnt, fielding GEJ was it why they lost, the way they handled Nigeria for 6 years was why they lost. From the manner in which GEJ was made acting president to the ethno-religious politics they introduced.

Then there was their dumb economic policies which just did not work, the manner in which they handled Boko Haram, top PDP members making unguarded statements and a lot more.

If it was a GEJ thing, they will still have a majority in the legislature and states but lose the presidency but people were just tired of their incompetence.

Imagine a sitting president when asked if he will declare his assets said "I don't give a damn" then he said "stealing is not corruption"

Perhaps they can tell us which politician in PDP that could have defeated PMB. The merger of APC and CPC was a master stroke that killed them....it was not GEJ

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by saintgp(m): 6:05pm On Nov 10, 2015
beautiful non-sense....jonathan isnt d cause of pdp predicament they should pls allow him focus on his international assignment...

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by NgeneUkwenu(f): 6:08pm On Nov 10, 2015
Where is lalasticlala ?

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by sammyj: 6:08pm On Nov 10, 2015
Not only a mistake but also clueless arrangement !!!! grin shocked grin grin

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by ckmayoca: 6:09pm On Nov 10, 2015
Even if jonathan is a candidate, I will still not vote him cos he is a disgrace to niger delta and south. He had power to do a lot of things but decided to serve the abokis

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by handie(m): 6:14pm On Nov 10, 2015
TippyTop:
Fielding Jonah was not a mistake allowing Jega to preside over the election was the mistake. Dude was working for his people, there was no way Jega was going to anounce a Jonah victory.
Didn't he announce a Jonathan victory in 2011 against those u term his people? Abeg dey try think before u talk biko. Tonyebarcanista, should we be expecting an article on this anytime soon? Maybe u'll like to explain to us how we misunderstood Raymond Dokpesi's statement(u know say na u sabi English pass so)

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by slap1(m): 6:16pm On Nov 10, 2015
The mistake was the bad leadership of the PDP that started long ago...

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by handie(m): 6:21pm On Nov 10, 2015
Presenting Jonathan wasn't the mistake. PDP woulda lost even if they presented a northerner. Truth is, they had it coming for long. Impunity can't reign forever. The people were tired of the patty and they showed it on March 28 and April 11 2015..... Tho Jonathan's cluelessness didn't help matters...... But I can still remember GEj winning Adamawa state(A core northern state and Aisha Buhari's state in 2011). PDP is dead and gone. Only a Change of name can reinvigorate it. Ciao

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by sweatlana: 6:22pm On Nov 10, 2015
Useless trend. He said Gej was a mistake based on pdp zoning policy. Why is that not stated on the heading of the topic?? undecided

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by CR77(f): 6:22pm On Nov 10, 2015
hensben:
After destroying nigeria they are now accusing and shifting the blame on buhari/APC.
Iranu abasha.
But his far more better dan dollardinho gringrin the terrorist

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by gurunlocker: 6:22pm On Nov 10, 2015
fielding jonathan was no mistake.... you can't just withstand the forces from the Northern part.


they wanna rule again

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by PROCTOR: 6:23pm On Nov 10, 2015
Theu want to refurbish PDP. FROM THE ASSESSMENT OF THE WAY THEY 've played the opposition role thus far, still the same engine.
We are'nt going back we ve embraced change

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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by illiad: 6:23pm On Nov 10, 2015
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Re: Fielding Jonathan, A Mistake – Dr. Raymond Dokpesi by MadCow1: 6:23pm On Nov 10, 2015
Wat

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