Browsing: Salihu Lukman

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.”

Professor Jega had said during an interview on the BBC Hausa Service on August 2, 2021 that both PDP and APC had failed the nation, and advised Nigerians not to entrust either of them with their mandate again.

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.

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.

Most of the public debate around the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress of Thursday were more about who was in control, who emerged victorious and what does that mean in terms of so-called 2023 projections. Whether in terms of interpreting court orders or provisions of the APC constitution, which would have influenced decision to convene the meeting and arrive at some of the resolutions, most Nigerians reduced the issues to strategic positioning of preferred APC leaders.

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