The eight candidates aspiring to be PDP chairman would sign a peace accord as part of their commitment towards a successful convention.

The founder of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi is one of them and he disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after the PDP Governors Forum met with the aspirants in Enugu.

Dokpesi said an agreement was reached to sign the peace accord at the party’s national secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, by 4 p.m.

He described the move as part of efforts by the aspirants to ensure that the party comes out of the convention stronger and united.

“With that accord being signed we are going to look forward to a very peaceful and harmonious convention.”

Asked if the issue of zoning came up at the meeting of the forum with the aspirants, Dokpesi said the party was explicit enough on the issue of zoning.

He said that while the party’s presidential ticket was zoned to the North, the position of chairman’s was left to the South, without specific reference to states or geopolitical region.

He said that the candidates had agreed to work together.

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“After the zoning principle, all the aspirants have agreed to work together to come up with a common position. Anybody can contest.

“If the party in its wisdom and the aspirants agreed within themselves and notify the party early enough that would be fine.”

Also asked if the issue of a consensus candidate was raised.

“No, but that did not mean there were no discussion among the aspirants.

“Today on the way forward, a few of the aspirants met in the morning and in the afternoon and discussed which solution can be adopted.”

Dokpesi added that following the meeting he would go ahead with his campaign and consultation to fulfill his ambition.

Other aspirants at the meeting were Bode George, Gbenga Daniel, Uche Secondus, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Jimi Agbaje, Taoheed Adedoja and Rashid Ladoja.

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