15th October, 2010
Chief Dele Momodu, publisher, Ovation Magazine has said that he would floorÂ President Goodluck Jonathan in a free and fair poll come next year.
Speaking in Lagos yesterday at a world press conference to flag off his presidential campaign, Momodu said that Jonathan is not a formidable candidate among the contestants in the presidential elections. He added that it will be a struggle for the president to pick his Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP, ticket, given the combination of candidates contesting with him.
â€œJonathan and I come from the same South-South region. Iâ€™m sure that in Bayelsa State, he canâ€™t defeat me in an election that is free and fair. Iâ€™m sure, if we have a free and transparent election, Jonathan can not beat me in Rivers State,â€ Momodu boasted.
According to the publisher, Jonathan belongs to what he described as â€˜Analogue peopleâ€™. He stated that while he would not really want to reduce the next election to that of personalities, rather, he was more interested about programmes adding that the President belongs to a party that refused to change and focus on people-oriented programmes.
â€œWhat has PDP done for the people of this country in the last 12 years? PDP as a party cannot change. A party where its legislators in the National Assembly can ask for atrocious payment as salaries, that the US President Barrack Obama cannot earn. Such party should not enjoy the peopleâ€™s votes again,â€ he said.
â€œI am a game changer because a lot of people are underrating me. I have not been tried and tested. Some people will ask where am I coming from? ButÂ I will tell them not to write me off yet as we are coming vigorously in the next election,â€ he said.
Momodu, who is eyeing the presidency on the platform of the Labour Party, said he would unfold his plans and manifesto immediately he picked his partyâ€™s ticket.