There is no way to describe the mammoth crowd that thronged Agenebode. Hospitality facilities were overstretched.
Browsing: Raymond Dokpesi
The Eagle Online recalls that the media mogul who hailed from Edo State, died on May 29, 2023 at the age of 71.
Amaechi in a statement by his Media Office Wednesday said the demise of Dokpesi had remained a shock to many.
The Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria has expressed shock over the death, on Monday, of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founding chairman of the media behemoth, Daar Communications Plc.
The Governor in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, described Chief Dokpesi’s death as a monumental loss to the media industry, business world and political circle in the country.
Mark who stated this in statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Mumeh Tuesday in Abuja, said the nation has lost a political giant.
The President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday mourned the death of Daar Communications founder and owner of African Independence Television, Raymond Dokpesi, saying he would be sorely missed.
Dokpesi, a Chieftain of the PDP and strong ally of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, died at the age of 71 in Abuja Hospital Monday.
The awards, held on Wednesday night, saw Arise TV top the list of winners on the night with three awards.
According to available information, the former Vice President flew into the US through Washington D.C
Daar Communications was founded by High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Chairman of the committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after submitting Abubakar’s expression of interest and nomination forms for Presidential Election at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, on Monday.
The governor said this in a statement issued on Thursday by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt.
The Chairman, Technical Committee for the actualisation of Abubakar’s ambition, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, stated this on Thursday.
Dokpesi said if voted into power in 2023, he would vacate office for a Nigerian president of South East extraction after four years.
Kazeem Bakare, the Spokesman for the aggrieved APC group, confirmed the visit in a statement he issued on Monday
While Dokpesi has a right to air his opinions, his laments are indicative of the widespread, largely tenuous, phobia of the Igbo in Nigeria. It explains why for several decades after the Civil War, the South-East geopolitical zone has remained underdeveloped, and also why its indigenes have been systematically excluded from aspiring to principal national offices, such as the Presidency. Dokpesi simply expressed the true feelings in certain sections of the country about the place of the Igbo in Nigerian politics. It was an attempt to justify the continued brazen marginalization of one of the principal ethnic groups in the management of the country’s affairs.
The position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo was contained in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia.
Dokpesi had, in an interview with the Daily Trust Newspaper on Saturday, October 9, 2021, stated that: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.”
According to him, contrary to the impression that he entered into polygamy because of his wealth, he revealed that it was due to internal family challenges.