Browsing: Progressive Governors Forum

In an opinion article entitled ‘Narrow Politics and Questions of Democratic Development’, Lukman said it is disappointing that a sitting governor and retired public servants could be promoting “wild goose” campaigns, adding that those doing so, including a sitting governor, are exhibiting what he called “morbid symptoms.”

If anything, the lesson from the 2019 elections, which every APC leader and member should be reminded, is that APC was defeated in Rivers, Zamfara, Bauchi, Adamawa, Oyo and many other places by aggrieved APC leaders who worked against candidates or leaders of the party as a result of internal disagreements around candidate selections for Governorship of these states.

The 13-member Convention Working Committee was appointed by an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of June 25, 2020, under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni, with initial tenure of six months, which was extended by another emergency NEC meeting of December 8, 2020 to June 2021.

It was the late economist, John Kenneth Galbraith, in the book: “The Nature of Mass Poverty,” who warned that: “Poverty is man’s (and woman’s) most powerful and massive affliction. It is the progenitor of much further pain – from hunger and disease on to civil conflict and war itself.” In our case in Nigeria, beyond our self-inflicted ethnic and religious conflicts, poverty is also at the root of all the kidnappings, abductions and banditry.

The DG of the body of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, said this in an article he dedicated to the abducted students, some of who had escaped from their abductors, with the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, saying those yet to be accounted for were 333.

Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the closed door meeting, Bagudu said they also used the opportunity to officially present the newly inaugurated APC Caretaker Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, to the President.

Somehow, vested interests who may have been furtively peddling false allegations against some Progressive Governors for the perspectives they hold about the crisis facing the party, are doing everything possible to impose their fantasies. All other perspective outside those fantasies are being criminalised and every attempt is being made to break the ranks of Progressive Governors