By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – A former secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council (2015), Barrister Mohammed Kabir Usman has chided the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for lacking the vision to propel the nation to greatness.
Barrister Usman who stated this Monday at his formal declaration of intent to contest the office of the National Publicity Secretary (NPS) in the December 9elective national convention of the PDP, added that thus far, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has “demonstrated no actions, but national neglect, greed and division,” in the governance of the Nigerian State.
The aspirant charged members and supporters of the party to hold the Buhari administration accountable, noting that what the PDP needs is a functional publicity division capable of evaluating the non-performance of the APC, thus “making them increasingly unattractive to the electorate in 2019.”
His words: “One of the pressing responsibilities of this office is to hold, and continue to hold the APC government to its campaign promises which clearly they are unable to fulfil. I need your support to recreate a new and vibrant publicity machinery in the PDP which will bravely confront and distort the newly contrived corruption and organized graft that the APC has institutionalized in Nigeria.”
He promised amongst others, the “Fostering of strategic media partnership with electronic, print and digital media organization” and the “Convening of a PDP annual media week/interactive session to evaluate and publicize the achievements” of political office holders elected on the platform of the party.
Barrister Usman hails from Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria and has served the PDP in sundry capacities in the past few years.