No leadership tussles between Makarfi, Sherrif- Dokpesi

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By; ABDULL-AZEEZ AHMED KADIR, Kano.
Chairman, DAAR Communications and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi has said that contrary to insinuations that there is a leadership tussle between Senators Ahmed‎ Mohammed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sherrif over who pilots the party affairs, such insinuation is not correct and to the contrary.
Dokpesi who is running for the National Chairmanship of the party and was on campaign to Kano‎ State clarified the position while speaking with newsmen in Kano Friday.
He stressed that however, what some people perceived as leadership tussle will be amicably resolved in no distance time in the overall interest of the party.
“Let me leave you in no doubt that 99.9 percent of PDP members are with Senator Makarfi as the Caretaker Chairman while only a handful who goes about with Senator Sherrif have access to the media, the court and may be the police.
“There is no querel between Makarfi and Sherrif because it is the party at the Port Harcourt gathering that mandated Makarfi to chair the caretaker committee to organize the national convention now scheduled to hold August 17th at Port Harcourt, so no issue of two factions.
“‎Makarfi was in Kaduna when he was called upon to take this assignment being a two term governor, two term Senator and someone who has a good knowledge of the party. So he is not contesting any position with any body, it is the party decision as taken by the overwhelming stakeholders in Port Harcourt then” he emphasised.
“I am very ready to take on any contestant”  he said on his aspiration to chair the party, expressing optimism that his chances of emergence are very bright.
He said he has consulted widely and canvassed among party delegates who assured him of their support.
“I have gone round over 28 states canvassing for their support and their responses have been very encouraging and outstanding, so I am not afraid to take on anybody.
“My plans are to re-unite, re-energise, rebrand the party to its past glory” he said.

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