Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has welcomed media mogul, Chief Dele Momodu back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Saraki in a post on his official Facebook page on Friday said Momodu has been on sabbatical from partisan politics but now that he has returned, he hopes to work with him to rebuild the PDP and meet the aspiration of Nigerians.
Naija News recalls Chief Momodu, a former Presidential candidate has officially joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement on Friday made available to our newsroom, the veteran publisher stated that he joined the PDP to contribute his quota to the growth and development of the nation.
Momodu noted that he joined the PDP in order to help the party win the 2023 presidential election and sweep away the bad policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its government.
The statement reads: “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 (PDP).
“This accords with my vehement opposition to the policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) 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.”
Momodu also accused the ruling APC of destroying some of the biggest and landmark achievements recorded under the PDP administrations.
Reacting to the development, Saraki wrote: “After his sabbatical in partisan politics, I welcome Chief Dele Momodu to our great party, the PDP! It is my hope that by working with you, we will help to rebuild the PDP to meet the aspirations of all Nigerians!”
Meanwhile, a suit filed by the suspended National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus against the party’s scheduled national convention has been struck out on Friday.
Secondus in challenging his removal from office, had approached the Appeal Court, Port Harcourt judicial division, demanding it to restrain the PDP from holding its 2021 National Convention which had been scheduled for October 30 and 31.
He also wanted the court to grant him the powers to preside over the convention whenever it will hold.
But the appellate court dismissed the suit in its ruling on Friday, clearing the coast for the conduct of the PDP National Convention billed to take place at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital city.