A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sunday Sylvester Moniedafe, has described the recent telephone conversation between US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as an auspicious diplomatic step toward strengthening relations between the two countries.
In an interview with journalists in Abuja, Moniedafe, said the needless uproar the phone conversation generated especially from the opposition camps beats his imagination because, according to him, the country has countless and limitless opportunities that will come
Chief Moniedafe enjoined those who are “creating a mountain out of a molehill” to understand that the telephone conversation, which was initiated by the US diplomat, “was open and frank, and our ingenious president-elect, the Jagaban, seized the felicitous moment to reiterate his resolve which is aimed at prioritizing institutional reforms and development programs, deepening our democratic institutions and bringing succour to poor and vulnerable Nigerians”.
Chief Moniedafe, who holds the traditional title of Jagaban Jimeta in Adamawa State, and frontline contender for the office of the national chairman of the ruling APC, before it was zoned to north central, noted that “Asiwaju was in his element when he converse with the US diplomat that without national unity, national security, economic development and good governance, Nigeria would not be a better place to visit, live in, and do business, as well as continue to play her leading role among African nations”.
Moniedafe was emphatic that the Asiwaju he has come to know in the political firmament of Africa’s largest democracy and the world’s most populous black nation, “will hit the ground running and Nigerians will have a better deal sooner than later, because he is a pragmatic democrat with demonstrable antecedent”.