By Simeon Nwakaudu
The leaders of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to my mind think that the rest of Nigerians are fools. They believe that other Nigerians lack the power to think, make deductions and take a position. It is on this premise that the leadership structure of the APC prefers propaganda to National Development.
One of such ugly propaganda tools of the APC, is The Nation Newspapers. And their obsession is to skew Information against the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the PDP and Nigeria's democracy/development process. Go through every edition of The Nation Newspapers and you will be assaulted with tonnes of concocted lies to justify the failure of the APC, the criminality of the anti-democratic forces and the attempt to derail plural democracy.
As I went through the newspapers this morning 7th July 2019, the new propaganda of APC via The Nation Newspapers caught my eyes. With a screaming headline, The Nation Newspapers defined PDP'S nomination for the post of the House Minority Leader, Kingsley Chinda as Wike's candidate.
The editorial mischief of The Nation Newspapers and other Pro-APC media outlets is sickening and a disservice to our democracy. The PDP took a position at the level of the National Executive Committee, the National Working Committee, the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders on who the party's nominees would be for the House of Representatives leadership roles. This was duly transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives via a letter signed by officials of the party .
Rather than follow laid down parliamentary rules, the Speaker decided to act illegally, in line with the directive of his benefactor who also owns The Nation Newspapers. The Speaker by that illegal action, committed a crime against the country's democratic stability.