Dokpesi shouldn’t have died on May 29 – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 election Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock over the death of the chairman of Daar Communications Plc Raymond Dokpesi.

Dokpesi, who was a chieftain of the PDP, died on Monday at the age of 71 in Abuja.

The former Vice President, who is contesting the result of the presidential poll in court, said in a tweet that Dokpesi should not have departed on presidential inauguration day, May 29.

“I am in a state of shock! As we say in Islam: from God, we came, and to Him, we return. I am in prayers and will continue in prayers!

“My everlasting and deepest condolences to the Raymond Dokpesi family. May God forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest. Ezemo, not on a date like this should you leave us!” he said.

Dokpesi was a member of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council.

The media mogul died in an Abuja hospital after he suffered a stroke following the recent Ramadan fast.

Since then, he had been managing his health and was placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities before his sudden death.

His family has called for privacy in a statement signed by Raymond Dokpesi Jnr. Funeral plans, they said, will be announced later.