Nigeria: Princewill commended for media centre donation
By Nwaorgu Faustinus
The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alh. Bamanga Tukur has commended the donation of a media centre to the PDP Headquarter in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria by Prince Tonye Princewill.
Alh. Bamanga Tukur made the commendation when Prince Tonye Princewill alongside his company and associates donated a media centre to the party
Prince Tonye who is the leader of Princewill’s Political Associates and a Chieftain of the ruling party (PDP), in a press statement made available to the fourth Estate of the Realm by his image maker, Chief Chukwuemeka noted that Princewill organized his company, River Drill and some of his associates to donate a media centre to the PDP.
Below is a full version of the press release:
Prince Tonye Princewill the Leader of Princewill Political Associates (PPA) and a chieftain of PDP on the 2nd of May, 2012 added a new feather to his cap when he organised his company the River Drill Group and some of his associates to donate a media centre to his political party, Peoples Democratic Party.
The Prince in a short speech during the presentation read on his behalf by his head of Media, Chief Eze C Eze reiterated his belief in the capability of the present leadership of the party under the stewardship of Alh.Bamanga Tukur. According to the Prince, he was motivated to embark upon this project when he visited the Headquarters of the party during the period that Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo was Chairman and saw the pitiable condition under which the Press Corps covering the activities of the party were subjected to due to lack of adequate office accommodation.
The Prince who is a Columnist with the Vanguard Newspapers and a close associate of most of the Journalists in Nigeria stated that as a fellow Journalist he would do everything humanly possible to ensure the comfort of men of the Press in Nigeria.
He pleaded with the new leadership of the party to recreate and reposition the party to greater heights and restore the confidence of Nigerians in the party by embarking on projects that will realign the party totally with the principles, ideals and vision of the founding fathers of the party. According to the Prince, “The acceptance of PDP and its perception by the public at the moment is too low, so drastic steps must be taken to restore the confidence of Nigerians in the party and stand it apart from Government.
We all need to jointly recreate PDP to tally with the present democratic challenges! If we fail in this regard now that INEC has resolved to improve and better our electoral system, we might face a very different reality come 2015! The weakness of the opposition is down to a few recognised obstacles. They can be overcome“.
In his remarks after commissioning the project and taken a guided tour of the modern facilities/gadgets provided in the Centre with other members of the NWC of the party, the National Chairman of the party, His Excellency, Alh. Bamanga Tukur thanked the Prince and his associates for embarking on this lofty project within the few weeks of the election of the new National Working Committee of the party and urged other Nigerians to emulate the Prince and invest in the party as the main national party in Nigeria capable of taking the country to greater heights. He promised to take back the party to the people in tandem with the ideals and vision of its founding fathers.
Mr Obiorah Ifoh the Chairman of PDP Press Corps expressed pleasure and appreciation to the Prince for this great gesture and other projects he has embarked upon to lift the spirit of Journalists in Nigeria and assured him that his interest in this regard will not go unrewarded.
The event was witnessed by the National Chairman of PDP, Alh. Bamanga Tukur, and members of the National Working Committee of the party.