Chief Executive Officer of Ovation Magazine and Presidential aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, has listed some Nigerian artistes he needs on his team to win his presidential bid.
He disclosed this while answering questions on Channels Television Sunrise Daily.
The media personality said he stands a good possibility of accomplishing his intention if endorsed by popular hip-hop artistes such as Davido, Wizkid, Burnaboy and Olamide.
He believes the top-rated musicians lead a large following of young fans, who comprise of the largest voting population in Nigeria and could mobilise the electorate to vote massively for a candidate.
He said, “There are various layers of disconnect between the young generation and the old generation. They were brought up to believe that nothing good can come out of Nigeria. They were brought up to distrust any politician. That is why I am begging PDP that they have a unique opportunity; you have a man who is not too old and who is not too young, with a global appeal. Don’t restrict yourselves to politicians.
“The younger population is the largest voting population. The reason why youths don’t go out to vote is that they cannot see any difference. If PDP presents a man or a woman who they feel is just one of them (politicians), they will just say ‘the devil we know is better than the one we don’t,’ so why not allow APC to carry on?
“We need to assure the young ones that we are very serious about changing Nigeria. My appeal to my young friends is that don’t give up.
“Imagine if a combination of Davido, Wizkid Burnaboy, Olamide, all of them, come together and say we throw our weight behind one candidate; a candidate who they know is not a career politician; a man who has accomplished so much in his private life, I can tell you he will go far.”
By Damilola Olufemi