MOMODU NOT A SERIOUS PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT – LP
The National leadership of the Labour Party has finally broken its silence over the decision of its former presidential candidate, Mr. Dele Momodu, to quit the party.
LP's Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Joseph Iranola Akinlaja, in a telephone interview with Daily Sun described Momodu as an unserious presidential aspirant.
He added that the Ovation publisher had not shown any sign of seriousness since he signified his intention to run for the presidency on the platform of the party.
Momodu had, few weeks ago, resigned his membership of the Labour Party (LP) through a letter addressed to the party's National Chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu.
In the letter, the former LP aspirant stated that he was uncomfortable with developments within the party.
But Akinlaja said Momodu was never a serious contender for the race, adding that he was only making a noise on the Facebook and the media without having any campaign office.
He added that the Ovation publisher had the right to quit the party any time that pleased him, saying: 'In any political party, there is free entry and free exit. He came that he wants to run for president and left on his own.'
'We will not field somebody that is not serious. Momodu says he wants to contest election, he is only on Facebook. Do you ask him if he has a campaign office? Almost all presidential aspirants have campaign offices. Where are his campaign offices? You can check this fact out
'We say he is not serious. Even if you want to campaign as a local government aspirant, you will have structures on ground. We have not seen anything done by Momodu.
'On the day he came to submit his letter of intention, which he came with mass media, we didn't see him again in our national secretariat or any of our state secretariats. If we say he is not serious, we are saying the obvious. We have seen presidential aspirants; you will see them in their national secretariat and state secretariats. His own case is different, you always hear him in the media.'