Imo State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Theodore Ekeocha, has dismissed aspirants to the governorship position in the state, come 2015, as lazy.
Dr. Ekechi spoke to newsmen at the public presentation of National Newsbreak Newspaper in Owerri, recently.
He said that the aspirants have failed to present their manifestos to the people they wish to govern, resorting only to buying advert spaces in the newspapers and addressing the press without unveiling their programmes.
He, therefore, charged them to come up with what they would do for the people ahead of the 2015 elections for the people to compare notes.
“What we have here is weak opposition aspirants. I wonder why an aspirant will buy space in a newspaper and address the press, yet cannot unveil his or her programmes to Imolites,” he said.
Dr. Ekechi urged the people of Owerri zone to stop insisting on their son becoming governor in 2015, adding that what they want is someone who can help them put food on their tables.
The commissioner advised the management and staff of the new newspaper to continue being the conscience of the society and not to use the paper for partisan purposes.
In his address, the publisher and Editor-in-chief of National Newsbreak, Mr Gele Agbai, who said that his newspaper began publication on July 7, added that it would appear three times in a week Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
He promised that his newspaper would not serve as a platform to blackmail anyone or institution, rather it would engage in balanced, unbiased and objective reporting, believing in the ethnics of journalism.
He said that the multiplicity of newspapers and media houses in Imo would ensure that nothing important is swept under the carpet.