Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Dele Momodu, has faulted former Senator, Shehu Sani, over a remark that the opposition party gave President Bola Tinubu, the trophy during the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that Sani, in a social media post, said the outcome of Tinubu’s academic record from Chicago State University (CSU) has no effect in unseating him from Aso Rock; instead, it is enough valid votes that can upturn the election.
He noted that issues of Tinubu’s moral credentials ought to have been fought before the election, adding the PDP fought themselves during the last election, which gave victory to the ruling party.
Reacting to the post, Dele Momodu disagreed with the former Senator, saying the 2023 election was not different from those of 1979 and 1983, stressing it was the worst election in the country’s history.
The journalist noted that APC had its crisis, but the PDP case was different due to the daily press conferences of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, which also affected his co-conspirators.
He said, “I wish to correct only one of your dangerous postulations here, as it may pollute the minds and kill the souls of some unwary Nigerians who may be hypnotized into believing that you’re an authority on Nigeria’s political history. This will be a tragedy. Nothing happened in the 2023 Presidential election that departed largely from those of 1979 and 1983. In the earlier elections, we had very popular iconic candidates from the South, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, from the South West, and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, from the South East, just like we had Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, from the South West, and Mr Peter Obi, from the South East, in the “inconclusive” 2023 election.
“The dark horse in the earlier electons was Alhaji Shehu Shagari, from the North West Region, just like we currently have Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a seasoned politician and business colossus, from the North East. We had a dominant figure, Malam Aminu Kano from Kano, just like we had Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, at this present moment. The scenario is quite similar and almost surreal in its natural spread. Now, we all know that Mathematically, to be successful, each candidate must lock down minimum of four regions. In fact, Tinubu was the worse hit as Peter Obi dominated the Southern hemisphere, while Tinubu managed to struggle along in the South West and Atiku Abubakar picked his mandatory 25 percent from some states in the South, as awarded by the almighty INEC. As at the time of this last election, Buhari had virtually collapsed the nation and the unruly APC apparatchiks were openly attacking themselves and firing salvos at even the President. Tinubu personally supervised the open rebellion against Buhari, and was ably assisted by Governor Nasir el Rufai.
“Why then is our Comrade Shehu Sani trying to give the impression that only PDP had crises in its fold, when APC was the original “FUJI HOUSE OF COMMOTION.” The only reason PDP appeared bad was because of the ubiquitous presence of Governor Nyesom Wike who had too much of Rivers money to burn on his vengeful mission, via daily press conferences. At the end of the day, three of the co-conspirators burnt themselves to ashes… Is it not curious that in the aforementioned scenario, Tinubu, a Southerner, suddenly became the dominant figure in the long-suffering Northern regions where Atiku Abubakar comes from. I’m reasonably convinced that APC merely resorted to self-help, under the avuncular last minute decision by, and support from, Buhari and company. Where else except Nigeria that a President of a country will vote and openly, and illegally, display his ballot paper to reveal who he voted for, thereby sending subliminal messages to very powerful agencies of state!!”