The National Executive Council (NEC) of The Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, OMPAN, led by Its National President, Comrade Emeh James Anyalekwa, have paid a courtesy visit to the National publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, at the party’s headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.
Speaking during the event, Anyalekwa said the association’s leadership were in Abuja for it’s NEC meeting between 15th and 18th Nov, and thought it proper to visit the party to discuss on issues of mutual benefits. He further said that the visit was imperative because of the need to spread accurate information especially now that fake news is spreading like wild fire online.
In his words,
” The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has done a lot of great things in transformation of Nigeria and we the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, OMPAN, thought it will be nice to visit the publicity Secretary of this great party so that we can discuss ways we can contribute to advancing the ideals of this great party.”
“There is also need for accurate dissemination of information and we as a channel of mass Communication can also help in passing your objectives and goals to the people.”
“we are here so that we can rub minds together and know how we as a body can contribute especially now that election is around the corner .”
The PDP Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan commended OMPAN for standing for the truth and sticking to high standard of practice in their chosen profession and said that PDP stands for freedom, democracy, development, transparency and good governance.
He said “Since the All Progressives Congress, APC, took over the leadership of Nigeria, we notice that both at the centre and majority of the state that they control, lives have been traumatizing for Nigerians and the good people of Nigeria earnestly desire a new government that will be people oriented.
“PDP has the capacity to deliver on its promises and that’s why wherever you turn now, people are running into our great party.
And you people have also come at the right time because we are moving towards campaign period and OMPAN will play a major and critical role ahead of 2019 General Election by letting people know the need to vote out the All Progressives Congress, APC, both at the centre and all the states they control.
And in the next few days, your organization will be updated with all manners of questionable materials that will contain how APC has been deceiving Nigerians.
Kola also said that APC is the originator of fake news and revealed that PDP won’t engage in such act.
He further said that PDP will run an issue base campaigns, bordering in electricity, the economy, security and others.
He described Buhari as a failure and said Nigerians will hold President Muhammadu Buhari accountable for deceiving them in the name of fighting corruption and promise that PDP will partner with OMPAN in educating the masses on the need to vote Buhari out in 2019.
Reacting to Oshiomhole’s claim that Ndigbo is divided over Atiku /Obi, Kola denied the claim and said the Igbos are behind the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate and told the APC National Chairman to face his corruption charges against the Department of State Security Service, DSS, instead of talking from both sides of his mouth.
Other NEC members in the delegation includes Peter Jones Ailuorio, National Deputy President South West and Chibisi Mba, the Assistant Treasurer.