Mr. Ayom, the CEO of Granite and Marble Limited and a major voice in the agitation for a presidency of the middle belt extraction, said he decided to withdraw from the race after the APC failed to zone the presidency to his region.
Ayom announced his withdrawal while breaking fast with members of the Interfaith Clerics Council of Nigeria at the event centre he donated to the APC and named “APC First arena” in Abuja. He said his withdrawal from the race is in deference and total submission to the Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee of the APC.
“On the basis of all these, I wish to state without any form of equivocation, that I am standing down my aspiration for the presidency of our country summarily. I wish to state very boldly that we shall return at the right time.”Moses Ayom
Adamu last Friday, told newsmen at the Presidential Villa that the party had not taken any decision on the zoning of the presidency.