OMPAN not a Stooge of any Government, Attack Dog of Opposition – PUO




The State Chairman of the  Online publishers Association of Nigeria(OMPAN) Abia State Chapter Chief Promise Uzoma Okoro(PUO) has declared that members of the association in the state are not stooge of government in power nor attack dogs of opposition Political Parties.

Okoro in a statement on Monday said OMPAN believes in Impartiality and Fairness to all at times as the fourth estate of the realm.

The statement read, “Most stories have at least two sides. While there is no obligation to present every side in every piece, stories should be balanced, and in our attempt to balance it, nobody should see us as stooge or attacks dogs”

“We are Independent Voices in OMPAN, We cannot act, formally or informally, on behalf of any special interests whether political, corporate or cultural, everyone will be given the opportunity to tell their stories”.

The Chairman dismissed insinuations in some quarter that the Association is now a stooge in the hands of the present Administration in Abia State and tagged it an ‘opposition blackmail’.

He said under his watch, the Members of the Association will continue to build solid relationships Accross boards and contribute their quota to the development of Abia.