PDP’S achieve­ments un­der­re­ported in me­dia - Dick­son

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

Gover­nor of Bayelsa State, Se­ri­ake Dick­son, has ap­plauded the pub­lic­ity arm of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party ( PDP) for ef­fec­tively pro­ject­ing the im­age of the rul­ing party de­spite the un­re­lent­ing vi­cious pro­pa­ganda and at­tacks un­leashed by the op­po­si­tion.

The gover­nor who gave the com­men­da­tion at the open­ing of a two-day re­treat on ca­pac­ity build­ing for PDP zonal and state pub­lic­ity sec­re­taries in Ye­nagoa, also charged the party’s pub­lic­ity of­fi­cers at all lev­els to re­dou­ble their ef­forts in show­cas­ing the achieve­ments of of­fi­cials who are elected and ap­pointed on the plat­form of the party across the board.

Dick­son, who was rep­re­sented by the Sec­re­tary to the Bayelsa State Govern­ment, Prof. Edmond Al­li­son-Oguru said Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, state gov­er­nors and other PDP elected and ap­pointed of­fi­cers have made land­mark achieve­ments ir­re­spec­tive of the chal­lenges fac­ing the coun­try but noted that they re­main un­der-re­ported in the me­dia.

The gover­nor there­fore urged the pub­lic­ity of­fi­cers to take full ad­van­tage of the re­treat to brain­storm and ac­quire new skills for ef­fec­tive pro­jec­tion of the im­age of the party.

De­liv­er­ing his wel­come ad­dress, PDP Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, Chief Olisa Me­tuh said the re­treat pro­vides the plat­form to en­hance the ca­pac­ity of PDP pub­lic­ity of­fi­cers at all lev­els to fur­ther project the im­age of the party as well as the achieve­ments of PDP-led ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Me­tuh de­scribed the par­tic­i­pants as car­di­nal for an ef­fec­tive in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal party com­mu­ni­ca­tion and as­sured that the pub­lic­ity ma­chin­ery of the PDP would re­main stead­fast in dis­sem­i­nat­ing only the truth with­out com­pro­mis­ing the stan­dard it al­ready set de­spite the del­uge of wicked lies and half truths be­ing fed to the pub­lic by the op­po­si­tion.

De­liv­er­ing the lead paper on cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tion, for­mer Se­nate Spokesman and cur­rent Chair­man, Se­nate Com­mit­tee on Works, Se­na­tor Ayogu Eze de­scribed the re­treat as a prod­uct of fer­tile minds and ad­vo­cated pro-ac­tive­ness and “unity of voices” as a recipe for nav­i­gat­ing a suc­cess­ful party pub­lic­ity at all sea­sons.

Se­na­tor Eze ap­plauded the PDP pub­lic­ity for ef­fec­tively han­dling the im­age of the party es­pe­cially dur­ing its try­ing pe­riod a few months ago even as he charged the pub­lic­ity of­fi­cers to de­velop more strate­gies that will en­able the party re­main in con­trol of po­lit­i­cal de­bates in all spec­trum of the me­dia.

Gov. Se­ri­ake Dick­son

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