The spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties and House of Representatives member-elect representing Ideato North South Federal Constituency, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere has expressed sadness over the death of the chairman and founder of the AIT/Raypower FM, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Anthony Dopkesi.
Ugochinyere in a statement he personally signed described Chief Dopkesi as a patriotic Nigerian, courageous democratic fighter , advocate and soldier of free speech who would be sorely missed.
Ugochinyere said he received the news about the death of the media entrepreneur with shock, saying that he has left a vacuum in the Nigerian media industry.
While noting that the opposition will lower their flags in his honour, Ugochinyere sent his heartfelt condolences to the AIT/Raypower family, people and government of Edo State, especially the people of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom.
He said, “Chief Dokpesi will be missed. As a pioneer in the media industry, High Chief Dokpesi used his array of media houses under the Daar Communication, including the Africa Independent Television (AIT), Ray Power FM and Faaji FM to promote access to information, enhance good governance, educational activities, private entrepreneurship as well as showcase the rich cultural heritage of our nation, Nigeria and Africa in general to the world. High Chief Dokpesi was a global citizen and his death is a huge loss to our dear nation and humanity at large.”