A former Presidential candidate and media mogul, Dele Momodu, has officially joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement on Friday made available to Naija News, the publisher of Ovation magazine stated that he joined the PDP to contribute his quota to the growth and development of the nation.
Momodu noted that he joined the PDP in order to help the party 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.”
Momodu 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.
Recall that Momodu was the candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2011 presidential election where he contested and lost.
According to the election result released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he polled 26,376 votes to rank 11th on the election table.