I won’t leave the party despite the result, says Moniedafe


A leader of the All Progressive Congress in Adamawa and aspiring national vice-president north of the APC at the recent national convention, leader Sunny Moniedafe, said he had reason to be the member of the Most disgruntled APC, but he wasn’t considering quitting. the APC.

Moniedafe lamented that despite committing many resources over a 21-month period to become APC President and then National Vice-President of the North, as a contender for his adopted state of Adamaoua, he lost both positions due to zoning and pressure from North East actors who asked him to resign for Senator Abubakar Kyari.

He said, it was truly disturbing to him, that despite being the top candidate, Senator Kyari, who only came into the picture for the position of National Vice President, North, zoned North- East, just 9 days away from the convention, became the anointed candidate for the job.

He said: “I tell you that I have reason to be the most disgruntled and angry individual in the APC right now. Not because I’m better. But because of the time and money I spent for 21 months, with all due respect to my friend Senator Abubakar Kyari, this got it (the post of National Vice President of the North) . He was not informed until March 17, 9 days before the convention. Today, he is national vice-president. But I’m not embarrassed. APC and country are much better for me.

Moniedafe, who spoke in Yola, to reaffirm his loyalty to the APC, however said that despite the outcome of the party convention, he would not get rid of the APC.

He said, “You are all aware of what happened at the National Convention of our dear party, the APC, in Abuja last week, where the most qualified aspirant, my humble self, lost. First, because of zoning, when the National Presidency was zoned in the Center-North zone.

“Being a loyal party man, a progressive at heart, I obeyed, but as I had hinted at, on several occasions in the past, I changed course to compete for the post of vice- National President, North. To say that I was also the most qualified for this job would be a no-brainer.

“Despite this, I lost, after being persuaded by the main players in the Northeast, including the President of the Senate, Governors, former Governors, Senators, etc. However, knowing that the APC is a better option, I decided to stay in the party and strive to make it better.

According to him, reconciliation was crucial to rebuild the party for victory ahead of future elections. He expressed optimism that the members would put the outcome of the party convention behind them.

Ruining his chances of becoming national vice-president of the North, as a loss not only for him but also for his adopted state of Adamaoua, Moniedafe added that his victory would have sent the message that “we are one, being a man Urhobo from Delta going by his family tree as a native of Adamawa State.

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