The embattled Chairman of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has described the various arrests of past political office holders during the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as hoax.

Dokpesi who was alleged to have collected N2.1 billion from the $2.1 billion arms fund from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, said that the allegations against him and other PDP leaders was a ploy to kill the party by the ruling APC.

He spoke during his investiture as Patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Vanguard at his Abuja residence on Wednesday.

As he put it, “I must hasten to assure you that there is nothing like the much flaunted $2.1 billion arms gate. The competent courts of our land would sooner or later prove this coinage aimed at decimating the leadership and membership of our great party to be nothing but a hoax.

“It does not exist. It’s a figment of the imagination of the present government. It’s about the persecution of Sambo Dasuki, Tony Anenih, Olisa Metuh and others. We will be made proud when we start our defence in court.”

In apparent reference to the Buhari-Idiagbon military regime of 1984/85, Dokpesi continued, “Some of us are reminded of the events of 1984/85 which by any stretch of comparison are similar to the unfolding events today.

“As I have said not too long ago, we must stand resolutely united, especially in the face of this momentary political adversity. For one thing, I say again that the PDP is not dead, is not dying and will not die.”