Dele Momodu, Director of Strategic Communications for the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, has reaffirmed his loyalty to the party and his commitment to upholding Nigeria’s rule of law.
In a statement titled “I Stand on Rule of Law,” released shortly after Bola Tinubu’s inauguration as President of Nigeria, Momodu reiterated his belief that the presidential election held on February 25 was manipulated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Momodu, a veteran journalist, stated that he would not abandon his party for personal convenience or profit.
He expressed his unwavering support for the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has taken legal action to seek redress regarding the electoral outcome.
Momodu commended both Atiku and the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, for their initiative in challenging the election results in court.
He emphasized that the judiciary would play a crucial role in determining the authentic winner of the 2023 poll.
He said, “My position on the state of our country, Nigeria, is simple and straightforward. I’m a loyal member of the PDP who owes absolute allegiance to Nigeria and its rule of law. My political party, the PDP and others, passionately hold the view that the last presidential election was savagely manipulated by the ruling party APC and the cases are already in courts.
“Nothing will make me abandon my party on the altar of convenience and profit. Win or lose, I will continue to stand on this principle without any malice or prejudice against those who think otherwise. Democracy is a game of choice and I’m resolutely standing by our candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who has taken the honorable and peaceful step of going to court to seek redress. This is the only way we can deepen our hard-earned democracy. Sacrifice is not always convenient but painful.
“I salute and respect the Wazirin Adamawa and others like my dear friend and brother, former Governor Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, for promoting the best tenets of democracy in Nigeria and I’m willing to encourage them rather than discourage their onerous quests.