Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State
Criss Jami, author of Kilosophy, opined in his book that, “a rumour is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses.
However, the real danger is that so many people find rumours enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true”.
In a clime where the equivalent cost of constructing a kilometre of road is spent in publicizing the commissioning of the same road, Capt. Idris Wada comes across as the unconventional politician. With an unsung performance that rivals many of his counterparts, his decision not to patronize and orchestrate spin machinery might be a proven albatross for him. As nature abhors vacuum, the absence of performance propaganda on his part has given rise to the birth of a well-coordinated negative propaganda engine. The sponsors of this scheme have used a combination of lies that are simply believable as well as fabrications that are ludicrously unimaginable.
For instance, an easily believable falsehood that is popularly peddled is the issue of non-performance. Any true resident and indigene of Kogi will quickly dispel this as laughable. If the governor were given to propaganda, he would have used about 700 pages in different dailies to celebrate the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper