A former presidential candidate and Chief Executive Officer , Ovation Media Group , Chief Dele Momodu , has said he will never reconsider contesting the presidency because he does not have the capacity for many things people go through to win such elections .
Momodu , who was the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party in the 2011 elections , argued that it is what candidates go through before they emerge that make it difficult for them to perform when they eventually get into office .
Asked in a recent interview with newsmen said if he would recontest presidency in the future , he said , “ The answer is no. Never! I know what it entails and I don ’ t have it . I have the capacity to run any country effectively but I lack the capacity to go through what you would need to go through to get there , unless they come and offer me on a silver platter in my house and that would be practically impossible .
“ I have decided I ’ m not going to beg or steal money just because I want to serve my country . The reason why a lot of leaders can ’t perform in Nigeria is simple ; what they go through to get there . No matter how saintly you are, you need the bad guys to win an election because you can ’ t do it alone .
“ So, when you get there , you would be an ingrate to start disturbing the bad guys , because without them , you won ’ t be there in the first place . For that reason , I don ’ t have what it takes to get the bad guys to my side, so I would rather stay (away ).”