Atiku only wants four years as president — Dokpesi

Raymond Dokpesi

Leader of the technical committee for Abubakar Atiku Presidential Project Raymond Dokpesi has called on the south-east to back Atiku for the 2023 presidency, saying he is the shortest way to installing a president of Igbo extraction.

Dokpesi told reporters on Monday in Umuahia after meeting with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State that the former Vice President is the surest candidate to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku was PDP’s presidential candidate in 2019. He had former Anambra State governor Peter Obi as running mate.

“Atiku is the surest bet; he is the shortest cut to a south-east presidency. The truth is that he will be about 80 years then. We only need him to rescue Nigeria now,” said Dokpesi.

“We are confronted with heavy challenges as a nation. Once we lay the foundation for restructuring and for pushing Nigeria forward, then he will exit. He is not coming because he is hungry but he has an agenda, and the agenda is Nigeria.”

Dokpesi vowed to go naked if after one tenure Atiku failed to cede power to the south-east.

“We are in a grave situation in Nigeria. We need to unite. We need to take power from these impostors that have ceased power and ran Nigeria aground.

“f I’m alive till then I will go naked in one man march if south-east is not given the presidency. I will put my life on the line. I will never be silent.

“It’s a matter of timing. Those clamouring for southern presidency now are APC governors and they are doing so for selfish reasons. Buhari has never respected the equity provision in our constitution,” he said.

Dokpesi, a broadcast magnate, added that Atiku will be compelled by party discipline to relinquish power after four years.