Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
A former Deputy Editor with THISDAY newspaper Group, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, has expressed his interest to contest for the position of the .National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ologbondiyan, who had served as the Special Adviser ( Media and Publicity) to the Ex-Senate President, David Mark, joined four other aspirants in the race when he came to pick his nomination form at the PDP temporary national secretariat at Tabasaka street, Wuse 11, in Abuja, on Friday.
Addressing journalists shortly after collecting the form, he said he intends to help rebuild the image of the party.
The Kogi State-born Ologbondiyan said that PDP has a better understanding of the problem confronting Nigeria than the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that with good information management, it will not be difficult to win back the confidence of Nigerians for the party.
With his professional expertise and wealth of political experience, Ologbondiyan’s entry into the race has raised the bar of the contest for the specialized position which requires high-level cognate professional proficiency.
Ologbondiyan grew through the ranks in his professional and political callings. He was Group Political Editor of Thisday Newspapers and as a correspondent, covered several high profile political beats, including the Presidency, National Assembly, State Government Houses and political parties.
A graduate of the University of Lagos and holder of a PGD in Journalism from the Institute of Journalism, Lagos, Ologbondiyan is well-versed in Nigerian political evolution with strong institutional memory of activities of the PDP.
He will be bringing to the table his vast knowledge, goodwill and contacts in both the media and political circles.
The journalist-turned politician said that he has been a loyal and active participant in PDP activities and contested the party’s House of Representatives primaries in 2011.
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