A former Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Dele Momodu, has disclosed why he can’t support the All Progressives Congress standard bearer, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 elections.
The Ovation magazine publisher said this while recounting what happened between him and Tinubu’s wife, Senator Remi Tinubu, at the funeral of an All Progressives Congress, Kemi Nelson, in Lagos State on Thursday.
Momodu said he loves Tinubu but he chose PDP because the APC-led government where leading Nigeria to Golgotha.
Momodu, in a terse statement posted on his verified Instagram page via @delemomoduovation, said, “I joined (the) PDP because the APC was leading Nigeria to Golgotha. The APC candidates are promising to continue Buhari’s ‘good works!’ I joined the PDP in order to sack APC from power and to do this I needed a strong opposition party. I had preached to my younger friends that only a mainstream party like the PDP can achieve this in 2023.
“This remains my conviction. I practise what I preach. Those who disagree are in other parties and I respect their opinions and wish them well. I’m in PDP.
“I love Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We’ve truly come way back. I love Professor Yemi Osinbajo. I love Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi… And all my APC friends… But the APC has done too much damage to Nigeria.
“I choose to place Nigeria above friendship… I will try my best to support and encourage our PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to do the right things in our party and to rescue our dear beloved country from the vestiges of oppression, religious intolerance, poverty, terrorism, infrastructure decay, economic wows, unemployment.
“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”