One of the aspirants to the office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, has faulted the national leadership of the party over the distribution of what is called ‘Unity List’ among the delegates at the convention venue.
The delegates were expected to use the list to determine who they would vote at the national convention of the party.
Dokpesi’s name was missing on the list, which was described as the preferred candidates by the 11 governors elected on the platform of the party for various positions.
Dokpesi described the process as a charade which he said might destroy the party.
Dokpesi told journalists at the convention ground that the process of voting had been compromised following the distribution of the
He explained that the 21 names of candidates contained in the list appeared on the ballot papers as number one and in the voting boots as number one.
He said complaints were lodged to the Chairman of the PDP Electoral Committee, Dr. Gabriel Susuan, who he said confirmed that he had seen the list with some delegates.
Dokpesi said it was unfortunate that a party which was just getting out of a major leadership crisis would be “involved in acts of impunity and election malpractice.”
He, however, called on the party leadership to urgently rectify what he called an anomaly and a charade before it becomes another major challenge in the party, ahead 2019 general elections.