After working against Jonathan, Dele Momodu joins PDP
The CEO of Ovation Media Group, Dele Momodu, has joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) almost 10 years after working against then President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Momodu announced his move to the PDP in a statement this morning, explaining that his decision was based on the need to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
Recall that the ace journalist rallied many youths in the country to unseat Jonathan through a campaign slogan “our time has come”.
In September 2010, Momodu submitted his expression of interest form to contest for the 2011 presidential polls on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
He later resigned from LP in December 2010 and joined the National Conscience Party (NCP) where he contested and lost the election.
Momodu, according to the election result released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), polled 26,376 votes which ranked him 11th in the election log.
Jonathan, meanwhile, emerged victorious by almost 60 percent of the votes.
Since the election, Momodu said he returned to his business to prevent him from “joining the growing list of serial contesters who contest and lose at every election.”
But announcing his return to the political scene today, Momodu said he is now a full-fledged participating member of the PDP.
“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),” he said.
“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.”