Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the Chairman of Daar Communications and prominent figure within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reportedly passed away at the age of 71 in Abuja.
According to sources close to the family, Chief Dokpesi succumbed to illness at an Abuja hospital after experiencing a stroke. The stroke is believed to have occurred shortly after the conclusion of the recent Ramadan fast, leaving him in critical condition. Despite efforts to manage his health, including occupational therapy to enhance his daily activities, Chief Dokpesi’s condition deteriorated, leading to his untimely demise.
Chief Raymond Dokpesi was widely recognized as a media mogul and influential figure within the Nigerian political landscape. As the Chairman of Daar Communications, he played a significant role in shaping the country’s media industry and establishing platforms such as Africa Independent Television (AIT) as leading sources of news and information.
Beyond his accomplishments in the media sector, Chief Dokpesi was an active member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a respected chieftain within the party. He contributed his wealth of experience and political acumen to the growth and development of the PDP, leaving a lasting impact on the party’s trajectory.
The passing of Chief Raymond Dokpesi has left a void in both the media industry and the political arena. His demise marks the end of an era characterized by his visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to his professional and political endeavors.
As news of his passing spreads, tributes have poured in from colleagues, associates, and admirers who recognize his significant contributions to Nigerian media and politics. Many have hailed Chief Dokpesi as a trailblazer who fearlessly championed press freedom and played a vital role in promoting democratic ideals through his media empire.
Chief Raymond Dokpesi’s legacy will endure through the impact he made in the media landscape and his unwavering commitment to the advancement of the Nigerian society.
The Daar Communications family, as well as the PDP, have expressed their deepest condolences to Chief Dokpesi’s family and loved ones, acknowledging the immense loss that his passing represents. They have pledged to honor his memory by upholding the values and principles he held dear, ensuring that his remarkable contributions continue to shape the future of media and politics in Nigeria.
As the nation mourns the loss of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, his vision, courage, and indomitable spirit will be remembered as a source of inspiration for generations to come.