Media entrepreneur, Dele Momodu has purchased the Peoples Democratic Party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination Form to contest in the forthcoming presidential election.
Naija News reports that Momodu picked up the form pegged at ₦40 million, during a visit to the party’s national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
Speaking after purchasing the form, the presidential aspirant described the huge price tag of the form as a sacrifice that must be paid to save the country from its dwindling state.
He, however, revealed that some Nigerians contributed money for him to purchase the form in order to join the presidential race in 2023.
Momodu particularly appreciated the young Nigerians who donated from N500 to N20,000 after his appeal on social media earlier in the month.
He said: “I want to thank all the kind-hearted Nigerians who contributed every kobo raised so far for this laudable project.
“I am deeply touched by their act of uncommon generosity, especially because I know of their tough financial situations. It is gratifying and humbling for me that from the very little that they possess, Nigeria comes first. God will bless them.
“I’m proud to stand resolutely to challenge those who feel Nigeria and Nigerians can be bought or bribed by the highest bidder.
“The time for the rejection of such a notion is now. Nigerians will no longer sell their soul for 20 pieces of silver, and I make bold to say that they are prepared to make this statement and are relying on the political parties for the opportunity to demonstrate that this is the case, by giving to them worthy candidates rather than a recycling of the failed so-called political juggernauts.
“Like many Nigerians, I’m vehemently opposed to ethnic jingoists who see where they come from as the only prerequisite qualification for aspiring to lead Nigeria, no matter how ugly and inglorious their past had been.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News