TECHNOCRAT MEDIA | Abuja
Ovation Magazine publisher Dele Momodu says he believes God preserved his life to become the president of Nigeria.
Mr Momodu made the statement on Channels TV on Thursday during an interview monitored by TECHNOCRAT MEDIA.
The publisher had visited the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja to declare his interest in running for the 2023 presidential election.
Mr Momodu who had contested for the presidential seat in 2011 under the platform of the National Conscience Party (NCP), said he is better prepared now.
The media entrepreneur boasted that he will be the biggest presidential candidate in the history of Africa if PDP gives him the ticket to run in 2023.
When asked if he is ready to withstand the likes of Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, and other presidential aspirants, Mr Momodu said, he has his blueprint and is not ready to discuss on TV as his opponents were watching.
He said, I will win because I have a relationship with the people.
“I don’t want to sound immodest. There is no brand bigger than – Dele Momodu in Nigeria. I’m not even talking about the party”
“First Dele Momodu and second, Ovation Group. We had worked in more than sixty countries across the world.
“I will be one of the few candidates similar to Chief Abiola who will have support across party lines. There is no individual who is relying only on his party who should feel comfortable about winning an election. I’m one of the few.”
“When I joined the PDP, my first assignment is to ask the young people to start registering online —iampdp.com — go and check how many people have registered.”
“If you cannot drive out the youth, the biggest political party — the youth — I called the voters’ party if a party ignores the voters and you want to defeat an incumbent party like APC, where they have people who don’t care about anything.”
“You must get, one, a candidate with a very clean record, no controversy. You must get a candidate who is youth-friendly. You must get a candidate who is cosmopolitan.”
“You must get a candidate who is friends with everybody but a very firm who can speak truth to power. I have been speaking the truth to power despite the fact that most of these guys are my friends. You hardly find such in any political party. Dele Momodu was preserved by God for that role.”
Mr Momodu who said he is from the South-South and the South-West and developed relationships across all the regions of Nigeria.
“We need somebody who understands ‘unity’ and can bring everybody together. I’m the person and I will bring Nigerians together.”, he said.