The Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, is canvassing support for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for President in 2023.
Dokpesi, a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), in an interview with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, as part of activities marking his 70th birthday, said he had been childhood friends with the former Lagos State Governor.
He said: “Let me tell you that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, before he became governor, when he was still in Mobil, you know the Headquarters of Mobil is just directly in front of my house in Lagos. As young men, we ate and drank together; we were close friends before he became governor.
“He is a philanthropist; he is kind-hearted. He is supportive of the ordinary person available, and he has brought about bringing hope to people. For 2023, I wish him the very best in whatever he puts his hands on. So, it has nothing to do with politics; it is a matter of the good relationship we have always had and I cherish it and I want to keep it.”
While insisting that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan won the 2015 election, Dokpesi said he did not believe that he (Jonathan) would join the APC as being rumoured, adding that the former president had not told anybody he is leaving PDP.