National Chairmanship hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has alleged that the party has been bedevilled by godfatherism and impunity.
Dokpesi, who stated this in Calabar, Cross River State, maintained that the party has continued to wax stronger despite the “blackmail” and defection of its prominent members.
According to the business mogul, “Our party is being blackmailed on daily basis, but instead of making us weak, it makes us stronger; we are out to rebrand the PDP.
“We are not denying the fact that there has been lots of impunity, godfatherism in the party; in spite of the fact that the PDP drifted from the vision of our founding fathers, we have the capacity to rebrand and rebuild the PDP. We are facing lots of challenges but challenges do not destroy, it brings out the best in you.
“In spite of the defection of our prominent members, PDP is still a party to beat. We are introducing reforms that will culminate in victory in 2019 but we cannot do this if you do not give us your support. The new PDP shall be better for Nigeria.”