PDP’S achievements underreported in media - Dickson
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.