Browsing: Salihu Lukman

Since Monday, March 7, 2022, when His Excellency Abubakar Sani Bello and the other ten members of the 13-member APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) announced their resolve to ensure that the March 26 APC National Convention hold, there have been deliberate attempts to question the legitimacy of decisions taken by the APC. Media reports are deliberately planted to suggest so-called confusion in the party. Some party leaders and members have declared opposition to His Excellency Abubakar Sani Bello and the CECPC and are mobilizing Nigerians to only recognize His Excellency Mai Mala as the only person who should preside over the affairs of the party. While some can disclose their identity in declaring their opposition, some timid leaders who are not so courageous, do so using surrogates.

Apparently miffed by PDP’s reaction to President Buhari’s well publicized interview on Arise Television, Lukman says it is a ‘patently political fact’ that the opposition party is efficient only at mismanaging public resources; and that without any attempt to reform itself, its leaders want to take advantage of the challenges facing Nigerians to win elections.

The director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman,  believes that the strongest opponent of the APC is within the party itself, and that if it is able to manage the process of internal contest and sustain unity among its members/leaders, it will be able to the win the 2023 elections.