Dokpesi stood by his challenges, came out stronger — Oba of Benin

His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin, has highlighted the enduring impact of the late founding chairman of DAAR Communications, and African Independent Television, AIT, Chief Raymond Dokpesi who stood by his challenges and came out stronger.

Oba Ewuare II disclosed this when family members of Dokpesi, friends and his well-wishers paid him a courtesy visit in Oba Palace in Benin City where he pledged his support for the late Media icon.

A statement by Osaigbovo Iguobaro, the Chief Press Secretary to the Oba of Benin said Oba Ewuare II promised to keep Dokpesi’s family in prayers.

The Royal father also recalled how he gave free AIT live media coverage to the Coronation event in 2016, noting that his memory will remain evergreen.

“We will keep on praying for you. May God almighty and our ancestors grant our prayers. We are here for you. We will do our best to support you all the time.

“I want to assure you that we will do our best, personal and official to keep on supporting the Dokpesi family, and his friends.

“We also had an idea of the challenges he had. He stood by his challenges and he came out stronger”, Oba Ewuare II said.

Raymond Dokpesi-Junior, eldest son of deceased, Raymond, had earlier thanked the Oba of Benin for his kind affection towards the Dokpesi’s family and wise counsel to before, during and after the funeral of their father.

Dokpesi-Junior, who was joined by his uncle, Mr Cyril Dokpesi and other family members, friends and well-wishers, spoke about loss and touched on the death of his father during the visit, solicited for prayers from the Benin throne to enable them defeat the vicissitudes of life.

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