Osarumwense Ogieva, a former employee of Daar Communications, operators of Raypower and Africa Independent Television (AIT), has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to not vote for Raymond Dokpesi as PDP chairman at the party’s convention on Saturday.
Mr. Dokpesi founded DAAR Communications and is running for PDP chairman.
According to Mr. Ogieva, Mr. Dokpesi still owes his employees over a year’s worth of salaries.
“Please, PDP, don’t make another mistake because this man [Dokpesi] is not the right man for the chairmanship position. He can not do the job because he is owing his staff salaries over one year,” Mr. Ogieva said
Mr. Ogieva also said that during the eight years he worked at AIT, the company deducted pension contributions from his salaries but failed to transfer these funds to his pension fund administrator.
Mr. Dokpesi has been facing trial over his alleged involvement in the N2.1 billion arms scandal. Despite his corruption trial, the businessman has insisted that he would emerge PDP chairman at Saturday’s convention.