Chief Dele Momodu, a former Nigerian Presidential candidate and veteran journalist, has officially joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The media mogul announced his decision on Friday afternoon in a statement titled ‘DELE MOMODU RE-ENTERS POLITICS, JOINS PDP’ which was posted on his verified Facebook page. He explained that his move was based on the need to contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation.
He disclosed that he joined the opposition party in order to help it win the 2023 presidential election and sweep away the bad policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its government.
The statement reads: “I have consulted widely. And it is clear to me that given the dangerous and disastrous drift that our nation has experienced in the past six years, the only party from which amends can be made to rectify our situation is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“This accords with my vehement opposition to the policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its leadership, which has denuded our country of everything we hold dear – national unity, cohesion, security, economic prosperity, educational advancement, social infrastructure, and above all, our cherished moral values.
“For these reasons, I am happy to declare that I am now a full-fledged participating member of the great and patriotic Peoples Democratic Party.”
The Ovation Media boss also accused the ruling APC of destroying some of the biggest and landmark achievements recorded under the PDP administrations.
“It is deeply saddening and regrettable that some of the biggest and landmark achievements recorded under the PDP administration have been diluted, wasted, or diminished by the present APC government,” he added.
He was the candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2011 presidential election where he contested and lost.