Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The amalgamation of youth groups in Taraba state under the auspices of PDP 100% Loyalists, have thrown their weight behind Mr. Emmanuel Bello for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The group in statement signed yesterday by Hon. Dennis Shima, noted that the former commissioner of information in the state possess the needed qualities for the position.
Shima said as an accomplished journalist, Bello comes to the contest with sterling qualities of a news man who has also worked in government circles where he was first a special adviser on Media and twice a commissioner of information.
He stated: “We are delighted to endorse the candidature of Emmanuel Bello for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of our great party.
“We note with deep humility that Emmanuel Bello, while he held similar roles in Taraba state performed creditably well, displaying high level loyalty to the party and his principal.
“He has also been prepared by his principled stand at the most trying period of the state’s history where he became famous for stubbornly standing by ailing former Governor Danbaba Suntai. This was at the time it was easier to compromise loyalty.”
The Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP has zoned the National Publicity position to the North Central but has also said viable candidates can still contest positions irrespective of the zoning formula.
Bello, a former editor with THISDAY and Leadership among other newspapers has not officially declared for the position yet.
A source close to the development told newsmen that the 45 year old former commissioner is currently consulting with stakeholders in the state.