Celebrity publisher Dele Momodu has informed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of his intention to contest for the party’s presidential ticket.
Momodu disclosed this on Thursday at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja where he formally presented his letter of intent to the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
According to the chairman of Ovation Media Group, the move became necessary because he cannot run for the presidency without the nomination of his party.
Ayu assured Momodu that the PDP will offer a level-playing field for all aspirants.
The party chairman, who was elected in October 2021, urged Momodu to seek the support of members of the party.
Momodu joined the PDP last October, saying he made the decision to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
The former presidential candidate complained that the achievements recorded under the PDP administration “have been diluted, wasted, or diminished by the present APC government.”
He said, “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.
“This accords with my vehement opposition to the policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress 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.
“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.”