Veteran journalist and newspaper columnist, Chief Dele Momodu, has declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Momodu made this known shortly after meeting with the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Presenting his letter of intent, Momodu said he decided to run for presidential seat in 2023 to bring immense development to the country.
Ayu, in his reponse urged Momodu to work hard on his ambition to land the highest seat in the land.
The National Chairman also assured Momodu that the party will provide a level-playing ground for all aspirants contesting under the party.
In his words, “For you to run for office, you must have a strong platform but the first responsibility I will charge you to do is to work hard and build a strong party which we can go into battle with.
“For your personal ambition like all other candidates, I wish you well, I wish you the best.
“There will be a level playing ground for all aspirants; we don’t have a special candidate, we don’t have preferred candidate, the party members will decide who will contest any office.
“If at the end of the day, party members vote for you that you are the one they want, the party will stand behind you. You have to go out and work out there among the party members across the country because the party leadership will not do it for you. Our job is to try and provide the necessary mechanism.”
Momodu’s declaration comes after one of the national of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi publicly expressed their intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election earlier in the week.