Calumny Of Phenomenal Achievements: Opprobrium Greets The Comments Of Elumelu's Campaign Manager


The dangerous drift of social media campaigns towards the propaganda type of hate speech has reached an alarming rate in Nigeria. The trend which falls short of the ethics of journalism has hit new heights on social media platforms where thoroughly researched articles are savaged by critics.
The most recent of this ugly trend on Facebook between Mr. Onwordi Samuel, the campaign manager of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and a certain Mr. Okey Papa-chi has overheated the polity and charged the political atmosphere between two PDP candidates contesting for the ticket to represent Aniocha Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State.

The campaign manager of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu while reacting to photographs of a Hospital Project sited in Idumuje Ugboko by Hon. Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor posted on Facebook by Okey Papa-chi, wrote the following comment.

"They were building hospital and preparing to commission it, yet there is no walkway. And you have the guts to say Amaechi is working. This is a costly mistake which Hon. Ndudi Elumelu can never make. Aniocha Oshimili let us vote Hon. Elumelu who will perfect his projects from planning to finishing."

His comments immediately prompted outrage from members of the public who flooded the internet with photographs of uncompleted projects abandoned over 8 years ago by Hon. Elumelu.

Okey Papa-chi uploaded the abandoned Ogwashi-Uku Town Hall project pictured below.

The abandoned Ogwashi-Uku Town Hall
Prince Collins Chizzy JP who wrote from Obior equally uploaded photos of the abandoned Obior Town Hall project pictured below.

The abandoned Obior Town Hall.
The trend led to numerous comments and slander of good names.

The projects according to our findings were fully paid for and listed as constituency projects.

Recently, during the International Press Institute (IPI) conference hosted in Nigeria, the agency warned media practitioners to shun hate speech as a tool to campaign for politicians.

It also warned media organisations to shun politicians who use hate speech to promote their agenda.
Campaign managers are hereby urged to shun slander and hate speech as campaign strategies.

By Onwordi Ngozi Fortune.

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