National Convention: Moniedafe joins race for APC national chairmanship seat

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Adamawa state, Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has declared officially to contest the position of the national chairman in the forthcoming national convention of the ruling party.

Moniedafe said if given opportunity he will end the era of ‘Monkey dey work, Bamboo dey chop’ in APC.”

Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, the APC chieftain, who has served the party at different levels said the Naticnal Secretariat of the APC under his leadership will see to the increased impact and efectiveness in service delivery.

“If given the opportunity to serve as National Chairman of the APC my team will first of all reafirm the respect for and supremacy of the party’s constitution, and ensuring its effective implementation, whilst maintaining utmost discipline.

“I will put every bit of my energy to institute an effective working synergy among all party structures and arms of government, which is critical to ensuring that promises made duringcampaigns are not mere rhetorics, but will be accelerated and fuifilled to the letter for the good of Nigeria and its citizens, as well as an excellent global relations. This can only be achieved with the various arms of government, consisting of the Executive,the Legislative and the Judicial working in tandem and in synergy to uphold the party’s policies, plans and programmes.

“My dealings as a National Chairman will exhibit absolute transparency in the party’s affairs as one of its hallmark. We will be free of any form of infuence or corruption whatsoever.

“A key focus of my leadership will also be on an effective reward system for party faithfuls. It is incontestable that there are many loyal APC party members who are great patriots of our dear country, rich with intellect and who want to give their all in furtherance of the party agenda for the nation We will look out for them wherever they are, and at whatever levels, and give them a chance.”

Moniedafe, who started his political journey about about three decades ago, said his leadership will adopt adequate data- enabled planning with the aim of coming up with sustainahie policies that will deliver the goods to Nigerians as a whole. 

“In a democracy, political party platforms are the vehicie in which political office is sought with a view to making positive difference in governance and development across all levels, we will create the political awareness among members on the need to jealousły guard democracy and our party as an embodiment of expression and fulfillment of ideas.

“At every levels of the party structure job descriptions will be cleariy spelt out in every role, and officers will be expected to support the main frame of the party and its elected officials towards delivering service to the people throngh policies and programmes. We will mean business and we will do what we say we will do.”

Speaking on his political experiences, the frontline chairmanship aspirant said: “My quest for further participation in the political development and governance system of Nigeria took me to the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in 2006 where I was the Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) as Deputy Party Chairman. Afterwards, in the same year, with the merging of ACD and the AD into the Action Congress (AC), I emerged the Treasurer, and later Secretary, of the FCT Branch of the AC. In 2010, I became the chairman of the Action Congress, FCT, which shortly after transformed into the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). I was also a member of the National Convention Committee of the ACN in 2010.

I pride myself in saying I am a founding member and one of the leaders of the APC, where I became a member of the State Executive Committee (SEC) in the FCT from 2014 to 2018.

“Among others, I was at various times a member of the Party Registration Committee, National Assembly Screening Committee, State Congress Committee, House of Assembly and Gubernatorial Primaries Committee.”

The chairmanship aspirant declared that he was not desperate for the position.