Dele Momodu, a former candidate for president and publisher of Ovation magazine, has described the interaction he had with Senator Remi Tinubu, the wife of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flagbearer Bola Tinubu, at the funeral of APC chieftain Kemi Nelson in Lagos.
Momodu stated that he decided to prioritize his relationship with Nigeria over his friendship in a succinct message that was shared on his verified Instagram profile on Friday via the account @delemomoduovation.
The media mogul, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), admitted he turned down Remi’s request to vote for her husband in the upcoming election.
Only two individuals, except the cameras, saw what transpired between Senator Oluremi Tinubu and I at Chief Kemi Nelson’s memorial service at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church in Ikeja, Lagos, he claimed.
“I need to be clear about what happened before some people add salt and pepper…
“Senator Oluremi Tinubu, my very close sister, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Dr. Tunji Olowolafe, and I had entered at roughly the same moment. As soon as she saw me, we exchanged the customary greetings before she stated, “So Bob Dee, you’re not going to campaign for my husband…?” I replied with a smile and a cool head, “Your Excellency, I’m in PDP.” I attempted to comfort her, but it seems that she didn’t think it funny and proceeded to regale us with stories from my past involving her spouse.”
Anyway, I returned to my seat and thought about what had just happened before uttering the following soliloquy: “Journalists had constantly asked me before the PDP Primary if I would leave the party if I didn’t get the nomination. My response was NO. So, the answer to the question of whether I would resign for Tinubu of the APC if I had won the PDP ticket, the answer is no.