Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
The Protect Nigeria Group, a non-governmental organization said, yesterday, that by staging a protest at the National Assembly, Chief Raymond Dokpesi is simply hiding under a supposed call for media freedom to cause anarchy.
The national coordinator of the group, Comrade Abdulwahab Ekekhide, who addressed a press conference in Abuja, said by his actions, Dokpesi wanted to depict the media in Nigeria as been gagged under President Muhammadu when in true sense he (Dokpesi) was the one using it to provoke the citizens to revolt against constituted authorities.
“On May 27, a letter was written to DAAR Communications to draw their attention to some of the content they used in reporting in AIT and Raypower. A query was issued to them which drew their attention to a particular content.
“But instead of DAAR Communications responding officially so that the hammer of the regulatory agency will not fall on them, the retired chairman, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, organized a press conference and took a protest to the National Assembly trying to hoodwink Nigerians to believe that the president and the Federal Government are against the broadcast media industry.
“But this letter was written to AIT, it wasn’t written to Channels, it wasn’t written to Silverbird, it wasn’t written to privately owned media houses. It was written to DAAR Communications because of the content they have used and one would expect a responsible man, a responsible media house to have cleared the air even if they feel they were not wrong.
“But they didn’t do that; today he led a protest to the National Assembly because they are cronies with the leadership of the Senate. He went in and did all manner of things and said he will go to the Ministry of Information and thereafter to some embassies.
“By doing this you’re trying to bring the country down; trying to tell the international community that this government is draconian, authoritative and is not democratic.