The Media Assistant to the immediate past Governor of Delta State Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, Mr. Monoyo Edon has debunked a news report with the headline “I shall remain in PDP, can’t defect to a dying party, APC- Uduaghan” credited to the Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor Mr. Fred Oghenesivbe Latimore, noting that Uduaghan will speak on his political future soon.
Edon made this disclosure in a chat with Vanguard yesterday in Warri
According to him, neither Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan nor his media office granted any interview on defection how much, one with the above headline.” Maybe Mr. Latimore in his usual element was responding to a rumour on social media, while noting that Latimore fails to realize that there is a clear distinction between propaganda and journalism”.
“With due respect to the office of the Delta State Governor, one would have expected that its staff, particularly the media arm should be preoccupied with the task of polishing the image of our Governor’s administration before the general public and handling feedbacks on his performance so far.
“It therefore becomes worrisome whether the lines between the professional ethics of a government appointee and his individual opinion has blurred to the point that it overlaps. It invariably means, with the Executive Assistant tag, Mr. Latimore writes the mind of the Governor and mirrors the body language in the camp of the Governor. Otherwise, he would have been called to order and barred from pitching his Principal with his former boss and predecessor.
“We would like to plead with our Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to call his Executive Assistant to order, otherwise we may be forced to respond directly.
‘We also want to reassure the general public, especially Dr. Uduaghan’s supporters that our Principal is very much in the senatorial race and will come out with a decision on the direction of travel of his political future after the conclusion of his high level consultations”. He added.