A Nigerian Media Mogul, Chief Dele Momodu has defended his claim that the late President John Mills received external funding for his 2008 campaign; an act which breaches the country’s constitution.
A tribute in circulation titled ‘An Epitaph for President Atta-Mills’, the onetime Nigerian Presidential candidate, stated that the late President Mills received significant support and resources from business mogul and Chairman of Global Fleet and Energy Group, Jimoh Ibrahim for the election.
He however opined that it’s only hypocrites who will question his claims since all Presidential Candidates receive external support for elections.
“People seek support from all over the world, even American leaders seek support both moral and financial support from different places so I don’t know what anybody breaks,” he said.
Chief Momodu further explained that “it is not possible for anybody to say he has not received help from his friends all over the world.
All candidates do it.”
In an interview with Citi News
, the Nigerian Media Mogul explained that the revealing article was written 4 years ago “and so there is nothing new about it.
Maybe the social media was not as powerful then as it is now,” he stated.
He advised politicians to respect the dead as bringing out this article barley a week after the demise of the late President is an indication of disrespect.
According to him, “looking at the issue now for me, I think it is just a wrong time.
You can’t use anything against a dead man.
Politicians must learn to respect the dead.”
Dele Momodu also described the late President Mills as someone who made sacrifices for the whole of Africa.
He said, “the man was a great patriot, he was a wonderful statesman, he was a very honest leader, he worked very hard for his country and Africa in general.”