Dele Momodu, spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, has spoken on his loyalty to his party and allegiance to Nigeria and its rule of law.
In a statement tagged, “I stand on rule of law,” issued a few hours after Tinubu’s inauguration as Nigeria’s 16th President, Momodu insisted that the judiciary still had to decide the authentic winner of the poll.
The PDP chieftain averred that nothing would make him abandon his party on the altar of convenience and profit.
According to him, he would continue to stand by the presidential candidate of his party, Atiku Abubakar, who has taken steps of going to court to seek redress.
Momodu also commended Atiku and Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi for taking the initiative of challenging the electoral outcome in court adding the judiciary will still have to decide the authentic winner of the 2023 poll.
“My position on the state of our country, Nigeria, is simple and straightforward. I’m a loyal member of the PDP who owes absolute allegiance to Nigeria and its rule of law. My political party, the PDP and others, passionately hold the view that the last presidential election was savagely manipulated by the ruling party APC and the cases are already in courts.
Nothing will make me abandon my party on the altar of convenience and profit. Win or lose, I will continue to stand on this principle without any malice or prejudice against those who think otherwise. Democracy is a game of choice and I’m resolutely standing by our candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who has taken the honorable and peaceful step of going to court to seek redress. This is the only way we can deepen our hard-earned democracy. Sacrifice is not always convenient but painful.
I salute and respect the Wazirin Adamawa and others like my dear friend and brother, former Governor Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, for promoting the best tenets of democracy in Nigeria and I’m willing to encourage them rather than discourage their onerous quests.”