Okowa’s EAC, Latimore Bags Award Of Leadership Excellence In Strategic Communication, As DirectReporters Online TV News Pledges Greater Collaboration.
The editorial board of DirectReporters (Online Newspaper and TV News), a subsidiary of the Social Media Group of the Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has identified the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Communications, Dr (Barrister) Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, as a consummate team leader and master strategist in political communication.
The board led by the Publisher and Editor In Chief, Edwin Afejuku and Sunny Otuedor, made the assertion on Wednesday October 15, 2020 while presenting Award of Leadership Excellence in Strategic Communication to EAC Latimore in his office at the Press and Communications Department of the Governor’s Office, Asaba.
Afejuku, who is also the coordinator of PDP Social Media Team in the state and Special Assistant to the Governor (Special Duties), said it is only a mischievous individual or group of envious cabal that will pretend, ignore, castigate, disregard or be careless about the tenacity, uncommon doggedness, dedication to duty and professional expertise of EAC Latimore, fondly called “The Pen Eagle” by his teeming admirers and fans around the world, adding that the huge work done by the EA Communications to Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, since he was appointed in 2017 are in public domain for perusal and evaluate.
He said the Award is to appreciate “The Pen Eagle” for his hard work, high moral standard, professionalism and for being a role model for upcoming communication strategists, noting humorously that of a truth, Latimore remained the Headmaster of political communication and the Chief Whip of the social media community in the state and beyond.
On His part, the Editor in Chief of Director Reporters, Sunny Otuedor said the LATIMORE Brand is in a class all by itself and those who are against the Brand are either jealous or envious of the sagacity and popularity of “The Pen Eagle” who at regular intervals received Awards from reputable organisations and renowned professional bodies in the country and overseas, and still counting.
He commended EAC Latimore for his enviable communication skills displayed during Edo 2020 governorship election wherein he gave the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and her ratified candidate, Mr.Osagie Ize-Iyamu sleepless nights from day one till victory was declared in favour of PDP and Governor Godwin Obaseki, adding that Deltans and PDP are proud of the uncommon electioneering media politics exhibited by the EAC and members of the Coalition of Intelligentsia for Rule of Law and Justice, CIRLJ.
Receiving the Award, Okowa’s EAC Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe thanked the editorial board and staff of DirectReporters TV News for the Award and urge them to continue the good work of promoting the enviable achievements of Okowa’s administration, adding that both DirectReporters and PDP Social Media have done well for the state and must of a necessity increase the temple as we cruise into the turbulent era leading to 2023 general elections.
He said his approach to work is full time and total dedication, neither moved nor distracted by haters and rivals who constitute insignificant number of persons, pointing out that he would always work to please the majority, comprising his boss the governor, top government officials, the party leadership and the good people of Delta State.
Oghenesivbe dedicated the Award to God and Governor Okowa, saying that it is by God’s Grace he got to the level he occupy today while Governor Okowa consistently appreciated, groomed and supported the Latimore Brand, and still counting.
“Let’s increase our work synergy, increase the temple of proactive responses and always put out the facts about the governor and government achievements as we navigate towards the turbulent political era leading to 2023 general elections.
“This Award is special because prophets are usually not honoured at home but DirectReporters and the PDP Social Media Media Team changed the narrative by honouring me with the ‘Award of Leadership Excellence In Strategic Communication,” Oghenesivbe said.