Following preparations for the 2023 general elections, Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matter, has reportedly made it known that he will not support the Presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu.
He added that, Tinubu did not make him successful as he was already an accomplished publisher before meeting the former Lagos State governor.
Disclosing this in a statement titled, ‘Principled Political Choices are not Betrayal’, the former lawmaker stated that, “The idea that everyone who has related with Tinubu and disagrees with him on this Presidential bid is a traitor and a betrayer is puerile. Many of us, his associates, were not made by him as you also want the world to believe.”
He maintained that, “On this matter of 2023 I wish him well but I cannot in good conscience give him my support or cast my vote for him in the coming primary. It is my right. I am above 60 years of age for God sake. I almost died seeking these inalienable democratic rights, held up in detention and severally tortured. Your god is not my god.”
He added that, “Let no one think he can browbeat or blackmail me to do what does not go with my conscience or my ideals. Enough of your phone threats and embarrassment of my family members!”
The veteran journalist, who is leading the presidential campaign for the vice president Yemi Osinbajo, reaffirmed that he would continue to follow his conscience as regards political decisions.