Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
In a bid to arrest the damaging impact of scathing criticisms from the camps of opposition political parties , the Presidency has enlisted the support of governors of the states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to mount publicity campaign on the achievements of the party.
The plan was muted Tuesday during a maiden meeting between the Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak and the Political Advisers to PDP governors in Abuja.
Addressing the governors’ aides, Gulak said the purpose of the meeting was to have a synergy between the centre and the PDP states and use the platform to disseminate information on the milestones recorded by government.
“We all belong to the same PDP family and we believe it is incumbent on the offices of the political adviser to keep on sensitising and mobilising Nigerians and to showcase the good work the PDP governments are doing and also address certain issue and sympathise with Nigerians especially those affected by the flood. A lot of our brothers and sisters are affected and we really sympathise with them,” he said.
Gulak further said the effort will help to galvanise support for the PDP governments and to showcase the project and programmes of the PDP to Nigerians.
A similar move to project the Jonathan administration is being spearheaded through the good governance trip organised by the Federal Ministry of Information.
Gulak said there is the need to also replicate such tour at the state levels because it is clear that the PDP has been talking less and doing more.
“We felt it is time to match action with words. In this country it is when there is bad news especially when it affects the PDP that the opposition will go to town but when there is good news they bury the news.
“Everybody has acknowledged the improvement in the power sector nobody is talking about it. What the opposition wants to hear is that the PDP is failing. Security challenges are a national issue people should stop playing politics with national issues.”
Speaking on the plan by opposition parties to forge a coalition, the Adviser said PDP is an organised party and can take on any opposition at any time.