Former Presidential aspirant and The Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu has disclosed the reason the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will continue to win the presidential election.
In a recent interview with Vanguard, Momodu said the two major contemporary political parties will continue to win various elections because of their nationwide structures.
The publisher of Ovation International Magazine added that a candidate that does not belong to a party that has a nationwide structure cannot become the President of the country.
He, however, argued that smaller parties can win councillorships, House of Representatives or Senatorial seats due to the popularity and influence of the candidates.
The PDP chieftain cited the examples of former Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who won the election on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) and others.
He said: “With a party that does not have nationwide structure, there is no way you can win. Your platform must be as big as your ambition. It is possible for local parties to win councillorships, House of Representatives seats or even Senate like the case of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko in Ondo State who won governorship on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
“If you remember, I started on the platform of the Labour Party. Even the LP chickened out; they said they were not interested, then. I moved to what I like to call the late Gani Fawehinmi’s party, the National Conscience Party, NCP. I thought Nigerians would rise up against their so-called oppressors but that didn’t happen.
“I also went back to an old book I read in school by a Brazilian author called Paulo Freire, titled: Pedagogy of the oppressed. He theorised that the oppressed man, loves only one man, his oppressor, the oppressed man respects only one man, his oppressor, the oppressed man has only one dream in his life, to become an oppressor.
“So, when you look at the situation in Nigeria, you will realise that a lot of Nigerians believe Nigeria will never change. In fact, if there is anything I ever encountered is self-doubt. Many told me not to waste my time and resources that the cabal will not allow me, the owners of Nigeria will not allow me.”