- Raymond Dokpesi has accused the current administration of trying to shutdown the DAAR communications brand
- According to the chairman of DAAR communications, the brand is being targeted because of his own affiliation with the PDP
- Dokpesi also claimed that he was reliably informed that some security agencies have threatened his person with the “Okadigbo treatment”
High Chief, Engr. Raymond A.A. Dokpesi, chairman of DAAR communications has alleged that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to shutdown the DAAR Communications brand from Nigeria’s broadcasting landscape.
Dokpesi disclosed this when he addressed a press conference on Thursday, June 6.
The DAAR chief alleged that his affiliation with the opposition PDP is the reason for the alleged current bias being meted to his company.
"I greet you and welcome you to the premises of DAAR Communications Plc Head Quarters today as witnesses to the high handedness of government in deploying all instruments of power to threaten, intimidate and harass our media organisation for my affiliation with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the government’s perceived bias by our stations in holding government, public officers and people in positions of power accountable to the people of Nigeria," he said.
Going further, Dopkesi said since coming to office in 2015 and in compliance with a well scripted program of action to shutdown the DAAR Communications brand from Nigeria’s broadcasting landscape "we have been inundated with letters from our regulator - the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
"Every broadcast which appears to them to offer a dissenting perspective to the position of government is reprehended as a threat to National interest. Every reference and reportage from various sections of the country concerning injustice, inequality and iniquity is reprehended as a threat to national security."
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He also claimed that he was reliably informed that some security agencies have threatened his person with the “Okadigbo treatment”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM, on Tuesday, June 4, disclosed that its founder, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, would on Thursday, June 6, stage a ‘one-man demonstration’ to the National Assembly to protest against plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to gag the media and suppress free speech.
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