The Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has assured Nigerians that the country will not be thrown into war because ‘God is a Nigerian. ’
He stated this at the unveiling of his three books; Pendulum: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol I , Pendulum: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol II and Fighting Lions, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of MKO Abiola’s death and to mark the 25th anniversary of the annulled June 12 , 1993 election.
Presented at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos, Pendulum I and II are a collation of Momodu’s journalistic works in the past 30 years.
While Fighting Lions, authored by Ohimai Amaize, who was Momodu’s presidential campaign manager in 2010, reveals the untold story of Momodu ’s presidential campaign.
Speaking on what went wrong with Nigeria that had caused so much hate and anger, Momodu said, “Nigeria died the day they annulled June 12 elections. On that day, there was no discrimination; we all wanted a Nigeria where everyone was a Nigerian , all that died that day. Right now, we have leaders who have never made anything of themselves, what can they possibly give?
“If MKO were here, he would be disappointed because what he laboured all his life for, the unity of Nigeria, is being taken for granted. We do not value the unity we have, however, we should bear in mind that the price of war is more expensive than the price of peace. Fortunately, God is a Nigerian and we will not go to war ,” Momodu said.
The unveiling, which had late MKO Abiola’ s wife, Doyinsola Abiola, and four children in attendance , had the General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, as the keynote address on the topic: The Pen is Still Mightier than the Sword.