Dele Momodu: I can’t compete financially with Wike or Atiku — but I have my strategy
Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine, says he lacks the financial capacity to compete with Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, and former President Atiku Abubakar ahead of the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Momodu is one of the presidential hopefuls of the opposition party, and he will lock horns with Atiku and Wike, among others, at the primary of the party slated for May 28 and 29.
Speaking in an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday night, Momodu said he cannot match the duo “cash for cash”.
The seasoned journalist said he is relying on his strategy of interfacing with people and his interactions on social media.
Momodu said: “I cannot compete money for money, cash for cash with Wike, or with Atiku.
“But I am using what I have. I have used my strategy, and there is nobody I am to reach that I have not reached either directly or through my writings or through my interactions on technology or social media.
“I am reaching a mass of the people. I have 66,000 Nigerians today on my database. I am talking to young people. I am speaking about the problems of Nigeria.”
Momodu said the presidential aspirants should be worried about the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and not about how to “buy” delegates to win the party’s ticket.
PDP presidential hopefuls are expected to jostle for the votes of over 800 delegates from the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium in Abuja.