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Opinion: PDP Would Do Better As A Watchdog If Reno Omokri Is The Party's Publicity Secretary

I know quite well that this is an unpopular opinion. However, I wish to air my thoughts on the activities of the main opposition party, the People's Democratic Party, PDP in Nigeria.

As we all know that democracy permits criticism in form of satire as a tool for social change and political reform, Nigeria as a democratic state where a multi-party system is practised is not immune to criticisms and opinions.

Aside from, individuals, media and other pro-democracy organisations in Nigeria, the loudest of the watchdogs that keep an eye on the activities of the government to ensuring transparency and accountability should be the PDP.

However, the reverse is the case, as the PDP's mouth adds little or no volume to the criticism of the present-day government.

I am not unaware of the fact that the PDP speaks through its Publicity Secretary on media platforms owned by the party, however, as observed by well-meaning Nigerians of which I am one, the party's silence is alarming. Rather, the party is not fulfilling its task as an opposition party and a major watchdog of the Nigerian state.

Unlike the APC, prior to their victory at the 2015 presidential election, when they were known for their sterling criticisms and satirical comments on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's administration; the PDP seems to be dancing to the beats of the APC's drum.

However, Reno Omokri, the former aide to the former president of Nigeria, Ebele Jonathan, who is popular for his nuggets and satirical posts on the APC government would do better as the PDP publicity secretary.

I said that because, Reno, alongside Fani-Kayode, Ayodele Peter Fayose is arguably the most sterling voice in the PDP. And as one who cannot keep silent on any matter that affects the people and citizenry of the state, if he is the party's publicity Secretary, PDP would thrive better as a watchdog of the APC.

Dear reader, this is not to discredit the efforts of the party's publicity Secretary but as a way of making suggestions as to how it can thrive better as an opposition party, as provided in the Constitution Nigeria.

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