By ANDREW ESSIEN ABUJA
Aspirant for the chairmanship of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Adamawa State, Sunny Monidafe, has said that the nation now needs men and women of good conscience in various positions of leadership.
He charged party faithful that the current situation in the polity needed them to close ranks in a bid to save the country from the brink, adding that there is no better place to start than the leadership of the ruling party.
Monidafe who is also the Jagaban Jimeta said this while speaking to journalists shortly after a consultation visit on the leadership of the party, in Abuja.
He declared that the resort to ethnic, religious and sectional bent anytime national issues come up has not been helpful to the country, adding that the narrative must change.
Monidafe who described himself as an Urhobo man from Adamawa State said that he is offering to serve the country as Chairman of the APC to help douse the tension that pervades the land and heal the wound for which many are lamenting.
“This country is right now on edge, rightly it wrongly. People are very grieved. Southerners are very angry, they feel subsumed, submerged, they feel undercut and everything
“I don’t play religious politics, I don’t play ethnic politics, I am a Nigerian. We must change the narrative in this country. Any small issue we have, we recline into our ethnic or religious enclave, it doesn’t speak well, we must change the narrative.
“I am here to offer myself to serve this country, this party, make Nigeria a better place, make Nigeria a peaceful place
“I am aspiring to lead the party because I bring something unique to the party. One of them is that I have the experience of running a party from local government level to national level
Monidafe, one time Chairman of of defunct ACN in the federal capital city, believes the place to begin to put things right is the country is at the top of the ruling party.
“We have to start from the administration of the ruling party with due respect to my colleagues that are here. Mala was my colleague, he was Chairman of ACN in Yobe, I was Chairman of ACN in Abuja.