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Momodu warns against recycling of same leaders

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
01 March 2022   |   3:50 am
A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Dele Momodu, yesterday said the growth, progress and development of the country could not be achieved by recycling the same set of people as leaders.

A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Dele Momodu, yesterday said the growth, progress and development of the country could not be achieved by recycling the same set of people as leaders.

Momodu, the Ovation Publisher, stated this at the Alarere residence of the Olubadan-designate, Dr. Lekan Balogun, during his consultation visit to the new monarch.

He said that Nigerians had over the years been complaining about the myriad of problems confronting the country, but solution to those problems could not come through the same set of people that had remained in the corridors of power.

“It has been said that the classical definition of insanity is to be repeating the same thing over time and expect different result,” he said, noting that the desire to change the situation informed his decision to come out to contest for President.

He recalled that he made similar attempt to contest 11 years ago under the umbrella of National Conscience Party (NCP) but would be using a bigger platform, the PDP, for the actualisation of the dream this time because of its popularity.

said: “Nobody knows about how things work or move in Nigeria better than the new Olubadan because of his deep and versed knowledge of either politics or administration, hence, I won’t go into reeling out policies to you Kabiyesi.

“Rather, I ‘ll crave Baba’s indulgence to present three volumes of books that I had written, which encapsulate my policies.”
Momodu later presented the three volumes of books with the titles Pendulum 1, Pendulum 2 and Fighting Lions (The untold story of Dele Momodu’s presidential campaign) to the monarch.

The Olubadan-designate, who received the presidential aspirant and his entourage, was joined by his Olori, Olufunmilayo and Ekarun Olubadan, High Chief Hamidu Ajibade.

Ajibade, who spoke on behalf of the monarch, said Momodu had used his profession through publication of Ovation magazine to positively project and advance the cause of Nigeria and Nigerians, prayed that his efforts of the past years would go a very long way to assist his aspiration.

He enjoined the aspirant’s wife, Mobolaji, who among others accompanied Momodu to Ibadan, to always pray for him, stressing that without the support of women in men’s life, to succeed would be difficult.