I Won’t Abandon Atiku – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu and Atiku AbubakarAce journalist and Director of Strategic Communications of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu, on Monday, stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC manipulated the February 25 presidential polls in which President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu emerged winner.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.Momodu said he would stand by and not abandon the presidential candidate of his party, Atiku Abubakar, for any gains.The PDP stalwart said, “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, the 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.”He commended those who took the initiative of challenging the electoral outcome in court, saying, “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.”