PDP tackles journalists over Okowa’s stewardship in Delta State
For scoring the almost two-year-old administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Delta below average in performance, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has descended heavily on journalists.
The Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza, who spoke yesterday with The Guardian in Asaba, warned newsmen against unethical reportage.
He described as unrealistic and ignorant the manner most reporters under-reported the “achievements” of the governor, insisting that there were visible things on ground to hail the government.
Osuoza said: “It is absolutely unfair, simplistic and sadly ignorant for any journalist, who prides him/herself as operating in the corridors of power and hobnobbing with politicians, to select isolated instances and use such to judge any administration, in just under two years, especially where there are tangible achievements which are verifiable.”
He noted that politics and elections, like other contests that involve interests and competition, were all about winning and losing, stressing that even popular candidates could sometimes be undermined by a combination of factors, no matter how well prepared.
Osuoza went on: “To set the record straight, Governor Okowa, as a true party faithful and a leader, did everything within his powers and bearing in mind the welfare of citizens and that of the state, supported efforts to win the governorship elections in Ondo and Edo states just as his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts did.”