- The director-general of PGF, Salihu Lukman, has expressed worry over the crisis rocking the ruling APC
- APC crisis became pronounced when the party's screening committee disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the primary
- Lukman, however, advised President Buhari and other leaders of the party to save APC from implosion
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Following the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to take steps to halt the chaos in order to protect his legacy.
Leadership reports that Lukman's plea was contained in a memo he issued and made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, June 18.
Legit.ng gathered that Lukman said what makes the situation more frustrating is the reticence of President Buhari in the face of what obviously could damage the legacy he would bequeath to the nation.
He said: “While we must celebrate the fact that his leadership style is required to ensure that the party is managed independently and therefore made possible for the exercise of the supremacy of the party based on decisions of organs, ‘old ambition-virus 2023’ may have weakened the capacity of the party to benefit from the commendable leadership approach of President Buhari.”
Lukman said all well-meaning members of the APC should be ashamed of what is currently happening within the governing party, which according to him was “gradually slipping into disintegration with a defective leadership.”
The PGF is the umbrella body of all governors elected on the platform of the APC. There are currently 20 governors who are members of the forum.
Lukman stressed that it was time for all true leaders of the party “to stand up and be counted, arguing that the party which was in total control of the executive and the legislature with tested politicians and leaders in various spheres of human endeavour, have no excuse not to do everything legally possible to save the administration from the distraction which the leadership squabbles within the APC have become.”
He wondered why a political party which parades leaders such as President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and so many others find it difficult to reorganise the party to fulfil the dreams of its founding fathers.
He recommended that a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting be convened to resolve all outstanding issues thrashed out.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose reacted to the recent crisis facing the ruling APC.
It was reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in a series of tweets on Thursday, June 18, described the crisis as a show of God's anger against the party for its role in a number of issues including promoting election rigging and plunging the country into debt.
The former governor while noting that APC's crisis will be made worse, added the party looked the other way while Nigerians are being killed in their thousands.
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