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Veteran Journalist and publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has joined the 2023 presidential race.
Momodu who is now a member of the People’s Democractic Party (PDP) made his interest known on Thursday, while speaking to journalist at the party’s
headquarters in Abuja .
He promised to fix Nigeria if elected into office in 2023.
The former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2011 election said he is now better prepared to run, adding that he won’t be intimidated by anyone who feels he or she can buy the whole of Nigeria with loads of cash fraudulently”.
His words “After due consultations with my family, friends and
some stakeholders, I have arrived at the decision to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of our great party, PDP, if selected as the
“I hasten to add that this is my personal decision,although I have received advice, encouragement and support from diverse quarters since I started my consultations.
“I therefore, offer myself to the PDP as the best aspirant to turn the fortunes of our esteemed party and our well-endowed country around.In this
regard, and with a deep sense of humility and profound respect.
“I urge the party not to consider picking its candidate based on the usual considerations which had spectacularly failed our country in the past.
“The mood of the teeming youths, and indeed every patriotic Nigerian, who we need to come out enmasse to vote for our party, aligns with this view.
“It is for this reason, that I invite our great party, PDP, to accept that it must search for a veritable flag bearer with the requisite leadership and visionary qualities that Nigerians now earnestly
“I’m convinced that the time has come to seriously challenge and dislodge those politicians who have
held our country to ransom by kidnapping, hijacking and destroying the future of our younger generation and generations yet unborn.
“I’m better prepared now than at the time of my first foray into the fray in 2011, and I am fully ready and certainly capable for the onerous tasks and
“I wish to place on record my firm promise and commitment not to be harassed, bullied or intimidated by anyone who feels he or she can buy
the whole of Nigeria with loads of cash fraudulently and illegally filched and taken from the Nigerian people.”
Momodu in his opinion said that Nigeria “urgently requires a reset and a total redirection”.