Oghiadomhe mourns Dokpesi, says death is an irreparable loss to Edo, Nigeria


A former Chief of Staff (CoS) to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe has commiserated with the Dokpesi family on the death of their patriarch

In a personal letter of condolence addressed to the first son of the deceased, Mr. Raymond Dokpesi Jr., and made available to the press, Chief Oghiadomhe described the late media mogul as a “dogged fighter, trailblazer, achiever and a philanthropist par excellence who left indelible footprints in several spheres of life.

The news of the death of the chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Ltd., owners of the popular AIT television and Ray Power radio, the first private broadcast outfit licensed to operate under the military regime, hit the entire nation like a thunderbolt on Monday, May 29, on a day the country was transiting from one administration to the other.

Condolence messages have been pouring in torrents since the news of the death of the marine engineer turned media mogul was announced.

Chief Oghiadomhe, also a former two-term deputy governor of Edo State, commiserated with the Okumagbe of the Uwanno kingdom, the AIT family, and the Edo state government on the death of Dr. Dokpesi, stating further that news of Dr. Dokpesi’s death came as a ‘rude shock” and also represents an” irreparable loss”.

He said, “High Chief Engr. Dr. Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi is a man of immense stature, a colossus, a compatriot, and a friend. He will forever be remembered for his overflowing energy, loyalty, and charitable pursuits. Indeed, he gave his all to the community, friends, associates, associations, organizations, the state, and the country. He was a fighter, an achiever a trailblazer, a colossus, and a philanthropist par excellence whose name will remain indelible to the end of time”.

Chief Oghiadomhe also prayed to God to grant the entire Dokpesi family the fortitude to bear the loss, adding that words are not enough to convey the gravity of the loss of such a colossus to the Uweppa Uwanno in particular and the Afemai in general.

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