A presidential candidate under the People’s Democratic Party and publisher, Ovation magazine, Dele Momodu, on Friday recounted his experience with Senator Remi Tinubu, wife of All Progressives Congress presidential standard-bearer Bola Tinubu, at the funeral of APC head Kemi Nelson, in Lagos, stating that he chose to place Nigeria over friendship.
Momodu, in a succinct statement posted on his verified Instagram page via @delemomoduovation, said: “Only two people, other than the photographers, witnessed what happened between me and Senator Oluremi Tinubu yesterday, at Chief Kemi Nelson’s funeral service. , at (the) Archbishop Vining Memorial Church in Ikeja, Lagos.
“Before some people add salt and pepper to it, I need to explain exactly what happened…
“Senator Tokunbo Abiru and Dr. Tunji Olowolafe and I walked in at about the same time and went to greet my very dear sister, Senator Oluremi Tinubu. She saw me right away, we exchanged our usual pleasantries and then she asked me, “So Bob Dee, you’re not going to campaign for my husband…?” I smiled and remained very calm before replying, “Your Excellency, I’m in PDP…” She apparently didn’t think it was funny and regaled us on the past I shared with her husband and I tried to calm her down.
Anyway, I went back to my seat and thought about what had just happened and I only spoke: ‘Before PDP Primary, I was repeatedly asked by journalists if I would dump (the) PDP if I didn’t get the ticket. get, my answer was NO. So if I had gotten the PDP ticket, would I resign for Tinubu from (the) APC, the answer is no.”
“I joined (the) PDP because the APC led Nigeria to Calvary. The APC candidates pledge the ‘good works!’ of Buhari to continue. I joined the PDP to remove APC from power and for that I needed a strong opposition party. I had preached to my younger friends that only a mainstream party like the PDP can achieve this by 2023.
“This remains my belief. I practice what I preach. Those who disagree are in other parties and I respect their opinion and wish them the best. I’m in PDP.
“I love Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We’re really far back. I like Professor Yemi Osinbajo. I like Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi… And all my APC friends… But the APC has done too much damage to Nigeria.
“I choose to put Nigeria above friendship… I will do my best to support and encourage our PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to do the right thing in our party and to protect our dearly beloved country. saving from the remnants of oppression, religious intolerance, poverty, terrorism, infrastructure decay, economic wows, unemployment.
“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”