Chairman emeritus of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, says the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, cannot win the 2023 Presidency if its presidential candidate comes from the South East.
In a recent interview with Daily Trust, Dokpesi stated that only a Northern candidate can win the 2023 presidential election for the main opposition party.
He added that there is no candidate from the Southeast and the South in general that will be able to win the top seat in the country for the PDP.
The PDP chieftain, however, canvassed for an Igbo presidency in the interest of equity, justice, and fairness, provided the slot is given to the South.
He said; “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 Southeast, 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.
“If we are the Nigerians, I want us to be, if we believe in the unity of Nigeria and we also believe in equity, justice, and fairness, there is no reason we should not give it to the South East if the slot is given to the South. However, is there equity, justice, and fairness in Nigeria’s politics? The answer is NO! So, don’t let us over flog the matter.
“I think that whoever emerges as the president of Nigeria would have to compensate the people of the South East if truly, we want the emergence of the new Nigeria.”