Dele Momodu, a prominent publisher and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has voiced his dismay over the final outcome of the 2023 presidential election tribunal.
In a statement posted on his social media platform, X (formerly Twitter), Momodu criticized what he saw as a deliberate distortion of Nigeria’s constitution.
Momodu’s commentary highlighted his astonishment at what he perceived as a brazen disregard for historical context and a lack of concern for the implications of the tribunal’s verdict. Rather than anger, he argued that the outcome should evoke feelings of sympathy.
In his own words, he wrote, “I watched in utter amazement and wonderment how our Constitution was brazenly and deliberately turned upside down by those who lack a sense of history and care less about the verdict of history… What all men and women of good conscience should have for them is pity and not anger… NIGERIA SHALL BE FREE…“
The tribunal’s decision, which affirmed Bola Tinubu as the rightful winner of the 2023 presidential election, has been a topic of considerable debate and discussion across the nation. The ruling hinged on whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was justified in declaring Tinubu as the duly elected president based on the majority of lawful votes cast.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had initiated a petition to challenge Tinubu’s election victory. However, the tribunal found that Atiku Abubakar had not successfully presented his case to unseat Tinubu.
As Nigeria absorbs the implications of this tribunal decision, Dele Momodu’s remarks underscore the deep-seated emotions and divisions surrounding the election outcome. The nation’s path forward remains a subject of ongoing discourse and reflection.