The remains of Raymond Dokpesi, the Founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower, who died at the age of 71 years on May 29, 2023, were on Thursday committed to mother earth at his residence in Agenebode, Edo State
Penpushing reports that it the recalled that the media owner after a fall while using a treadmill machine as part of the exercise in his home in Abuja, he needed to undergo to recover from an undisclosed illness
The large number of residents Agenebode left their homes and businesses to pay their last respects to the late media mogul, who was buried at about 4:35 p.m. a ceremony which had in attendance his family members, close associates and sympathisers among others
Penpushing further reports that, the deceased family had on Tuesday organised a farewell ceremony in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which had in attendance dignitaries, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The other personalities were presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, and a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel.
Penpushing also reports that the former President while speaking at the ceremony disclosed that the late media mogul motivated him that there was life after the election when he lost the 2015 presidential election.
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 2023 election on his own part said he had been friends with the deceased for over 40 years because of his care and commitment to developing Nigeria.
The management and Editorial Board of Penpushing Media it is recalled had commiserated with the management of Daar Communications Plc, owner of African Independent Television (AIT) and its Radio Service over the demise of Dokpesi.
Penpushing further reports that in a condolence message issued and signed by the Editorial Board Chairman, Funke Fadugba, titled, ‘Dokpesi takes a bow to join the saints triumphant’, described the exit of the media owner as sudden and unexpected
‘It was sudden, unexpected and shocking when the news filtered out that High Chief Aleogho Raymond Dokpesi has taken a bow from the stage of humanity to the great beyond. He stepped to yet another stage meant for Ecclesiastical ones’, Fadugba wrote.
Penpushing also reports that the management of the Penpushing Media pointed out that the deceased as a media guru, meant many things to his numerous staff, describing him as a kind hearted man who added values to the lives of others
‘Raymond Dokpesi, as a boss, meant many things to his numerous staff He was a kind hearted man who in his personal capacity strived to add values to the lives of others. Since his demise, the social media has been bombarded with messages, tributes and personal testimonies of all sorts of his remarkable doings as a progressive minded personality’, the statement reads
‘High Chief Dokpesi in playing his roles as scripted by his author, God, did not fall short of demonstrating excellence, enviable and heroic feats on the stage of life. For his characterisation as a father (even beyond his biological children), entrepreneur, political leader, philanthropist, community leader and a rallying point in controversial times, Dokpesi demonstrated deeper knowledge of his cast’.
‘It is for these outstanding historic feats that, the management of Penpushing Media joins in paying tribute to a trail blazer. We want to urge the family and DAAR group to keep his memory alive by sustaining and even elevating all that he laboured for. May the Lord rest his soul and grant us all the fortitude to bear the loss’, the board emphasised
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