Oct. 4, 2021
Sylvester Turner ,Houston democratic and Harris county press conferences king maker.
Press watchers of speakers of Houston press conference podiums are not surprised with the way that politicians use their offices to pay back political favors .
It will be very difficult for Ms Hildago to return as the reelected Harris county judge without the black and Houston democratic party votes .
Incumbents benefit from resources of elected offices to get free television and other communication air time to sell themselves to the communities .
Primaries are times when challengers of incumbents asking to be reelected project the failures of governance under the watch of those presently in office.
The city of Houston charter in the most part is undemocratic and Sylvester Turner did not create the charter and is doing what others did before him .
Harris county Judge Hildago needs Turner to pay the help she and her followers gave Turner in his reelection bid and all is done to make that happen .
Those who have mayoral ambitions in the city of Houston council chambers are already speaking less in council sessions and appearing more by Turner at the press conferences.
Harris county and Houston is predominantly democratic though that does not guarantee a Democrat always winning .
The average journalist has not held political office or campaigned any where in the world and donot really understand the power and importance of press conferences ,especially in countries like the USA where air time is very expensive .
Is Hildago and democratic leaders responsible for the high homicide rates in Houston and Harris county?.
Those going for USA congress are already in the field because of primaries coming up in a few months and the city hall press conference podium is free airtime for those who play .
Censorship of the press in a subtle way takes place .
Pool journalists are prepared to distract and stop those who know their jobs .
Sylvester Turner has learnt the ropes and knows the game ,a Kingmaker in his own right .
Politics and it,s intrigues are not for the faint of heart or weak of mind .
Those issues that may sink Turner,s political associates must be addressed by and with them .
Good leaders have hindsight, insight and foresight.
Great communicators do not make friends easily with politicians if they are very very smart .
America is tricky and mayor mayors and governors and presidents have been destroyed by foolish and greedy associates.
Political power and positions can be very tempting and high visibility comes with a price.
Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo international political leader, physician and communicator. Certified professional and expert global health. Adviser of prime ministers and presidents.