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PDP will continue to seek dialogue with Wike, others — Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party would continue to seek dialogue with Governor Nyesom Wike and other aggrieved members with the aim of ending the ongoing political disagreement in the party.

He made this appeal on Tuesday, during his appearance on Channels TV Politics Todays when he was asked if the party can come out stronger following the refusal of some of the aggrieved PDP governors to support Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election.

The Ovation magazine publisher agreed that the disagreement in the party concerning the chairmanship position had caused so much bitterness and infighting but it wasn’t beyond reconciliation.

He argued that despite the challenge of disunity causing factions within the ranks of the party, “the party is not in trouble”.

“I am a child of destiny and God is responsible for everything you are on earth,” he said.

“If it is God’s wish that Atiku Abubakar becomes the next president of Nigeria, twenty governors cannot stop him,” he added, as a defense to his belief of a divine workings of a supreme being.

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Momodu presented the recent political happening that occurred in Osun State where despite the absence and lack of support of the aggrieved PDP Governors, power of the incumbent governor and the machination of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s candidate was still able to win the election.

“It happened before our very own eyes in Osun State,” he said.
“We counted on Governor Seyi Makinde to come, for whatever reason — I don’t know, he couldn’t make it and we never made an issue of it.

“We didn’t have Governor Wike when we were doing the campaign in Osun State but we were still able to defeat the firepower of Bola Ahmed Tinubu who comes from Osun State, whose ancestry is from Osun State.

“So it was very important that he should win Osun State. But despite the absence of all those we were expected to support us, we won that election convincingly and that is how it should be.”

Momodu join call of some party members and political analysts for the River State governor to tread carefully and join hands with Atiku Abubakar to clinch the presidency for the party. “That is why I keep begging Governor Wike, don’t be found wanting in day that you are needed the most. Whether he likes PDP or not, PDP has done very well for him just like he has also done very well for PDP.

On the issue of Governor Seyi Makinde boycotting the peace treaty of the Atiku bloc, the Ovation magazine publisher pleaded with him to use his wisdom and tread carefully following the fact he was going to use the party platform to secure re-election in next year election.

“Governor Seyi Makinde has an election next year, I don’t see how he would destroy PDP and still use the same platform. He wouldn’t do that, he is a smart gentleman that I know reasonably well enough,” he said.

“I know they are angry, they are forming a powerful bloc in PDP but trust me PDP is so big that PDP would not be threaten because our governors are angry, and PDP would not would not go into any fight whatsoever with them.

“We would continue to appeal to them, we love them like we love your own family and we are hoping that very soon we would put it behind us and we shall all embrace once again,” he pleaded.