PDP Made No Mistake Fielding Jonathan As Its Candidate, Fani-Kayode Replies Dokpesi

GEJ-FFKFormer Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, did not make a mistake fielding Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2015 presidential elections.

A chieftain of the PDP from Edo State and Chairman, National Planning Committee of the PDP national conference, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, had while addressing a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, said it was wrong for the party to have abandoned zoning in preference for the former president.

“The party in 2010 and 2011, made the first round of mistake of not allowing the north to complete its term.

“That was when the party gave a special favour for the then President who came to compete the term of Yar’Adua to be allowed one term to finish.

“The same small leaders of the party came forward in 2015 to state again and refused to return the party to allow the north to field the party’s presidential candidate, they manipulated the party to do the same”, Dokpesi was reported as saying.

Rising in defence of the ex-president, Mr. Fani-kayode, who was spokesman of the Jonathan/Sambo 2015 Presidential Campaign Council, faulted Mr. Dokpesi for apologizing to Nigerians over the PDP’s choice of its presidential candidate.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the ex-minister said:


  1. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode thanks for that speech, In the holy bible during the time of Jesus Christ arrival It’s the people that shouted hallelujah!!! after what they understand as his failure shouted crucify!!! him.

  2. Mistake or not,elections have gone and the new administration is already cleaning the economic mess the PDP piled up for 16yrs of fraud, corruption, ineptitude and lawlessness to reposition the Nation in the right direction.