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Metuh urges officers to ensure integrity, public trust in information dissemination

20 October 2015, 18:17

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, has urged the party’s zonal and states publicity secretaries to ensure integrity and public trusts on information emanating from them.

Metuh made the call at one-day intensive workshop on external communication for PDP's zonal publicity secretaries and some state publicity secretaries in Abuja on Tuesday.

The workshop was organised by the PDP in collaboration with the International Republican Institute (IRI).

Metuh said that PDP, which had a stronger voice in the affairs of the country, did not only speak with one voice but now commands the trust and regard of party members.

"We insist that our publicity units in the states must always emphasize on truth and ensure that they base their statements on facts. You should stick to the truth no matter how it affects your party.

"While other parties would rush to the media with their positions not minding the source or truth of what they are bringing up, we in the PDP have insisted on the truth.

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"We insist that our officers must do their duty and apply a lot of integrity to ensure public trusts in whatever information that comes out from the PDP,” Metuh said.

He advised the state publicity secretaries to make sure they relate well with the media, as well ensure that they help to provide checks and balances in the affairs of governance in their respective states.

Metuh said that in spite, different views about PDP, the party represented national interest and peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.

He explained that why people called the PDP "share the money’’ was because the party’s philosophy and ideology had always been to transfer wealth from the public sector to the private sector.

"In doing that we have been mindful of the fact that it is only when there is progress in infrastructural development and other areas that you can impact positively on the lives of the ordinary people.

"That is why people say, 'PDP- share the money."

Speaking at the workshop, the Country Director of IRI, Mr Sentell Bernes, said the group had been working to strengthen Nigeria's democracy.

Bernes added that IRI had also contributed to the work of the PDP post election review report along the lines of strengthening the party’s external communication and ability to mobilise support for election.




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