All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has extolled the virtues of ace journalist and Ovation Publisher, Bashorun Dele Momodu, as he turns 60 on satuday, May 16.
In a tribute to the politician and socialite released on Friday by his Media Office in Lagos and signed by his Media Adviser Tunde Rahman, Asiwaju Tinubu said:
“Ace journalist, prolific writer and author, media entrepreneur, politician and socialite, Bashorun Dele Momodu has earned his innumerable stripes. I congratulate and rejoice with him on attaining 60, Saturday, May 16, 2020.
“Momodu has done remarkably well for the journalism profession and for his country. He fought relentlessly for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria and for the promotion of good governance and social justice.
“While traversing the media landscape and forging what was to become an exciting and illustrious career, culminating in the founding of the Ovation Media Group, Momodu was also actively involved in pro-democracy activities.
“For that, he was forced on exile by the late Abacha military junta, like yours sincerely, during which time both of us, along with some other progressives, continued the struggle for the revalidation of the annulled June 12 election.
“Momodu is not only a pro-democracy activist but also a political actor and indeed at one time a presidential candidate. Also remarkable is his regular, incisive and helpful interventions in social and governance issues.
“I salute his courage, tenacity, resilience, sagacity and commitment to worthy causes and loyalty to friendship.
“On this milestone age, I join the family, friends and associates of our highly-admired Bob Dee in wishing him a most fulfilling birthday even at this moment that demands of all of us preventive and physical distancing measures in the wake of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
“May God Almighty grant Momodu many more years, robust health and strength to continue to advance the cause of journalism, democracy and good governance as he has been doing over the years.”