The PDP is trying to reclaim its status as the preferred choice of the people and its national convention holds in December.

If a wrong leader is chosen, it could spell doom for its supporters.

To this end, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tunde Ogbeha, wants the party to choose its national chairman carefully, and for him, this could be Africa Independent Television (AIT) boss, Raymond Dokpesi.

The December Convention is getting closer every day and it is becoming clearer that the event is critical to the party’s survival.

According to him, whoever emerges as the new national chairman of the party will determine its performance in the 2019 general elections.

“The national convention of December will make or break the PDP in the sense that whosoever emerges as chairman will be critical to the survival of the party.

“I think we are just trying to get out of 'intensive care unit'. If we will get out of it, we need a proper chairman to make sure that PDP is brought back to life.

“Why I said it is very critical is that we have so many people who have thrown their hats into the ring and one is not in a position to ascertain how passionate and determined these aspirants are,” he said.

Thus, Ogbeha believes in Dokpesi's ability to rule the party.

The national chairmanship aspirant paid Ogbeha a visit in Abuja on Sunday to seek his support and he got it.

He expressed confidence in Dokpesi’s capability to lead the PDP. He prayed for him and assured him of his total support.

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Ogbeha, a former military governor of Akwa Ibom and old Bendel, then stressed the need for the convention to be conducted in a transparent, honest, fair and equitable manner.

“I think that may be, some of us have not learnt our lessons; we have all been singing it, `it’, being the new national anthem of the PDP that no more impunity.

“We are talking about justice, fairness and equity. We must not be seen to just be singing it; I think we should put them into practice,” he said.

He advised PDP governors to allow the wishes of the people to prevail and called on the party members to resist any form of impunity.

“In fact, when PDP was on the brink, we thought of an alternative platform which we all subscribed to, but thank God we did not get to that option B.

“Now that we still have the option A in our hands, we must nurture it to fruition.”