- The DG of APC governors forum, Lukman, has denied the allegation levelled against him by Oshiomhole
- Oshhiomhole had accused him of doing the bidding of some governors after he alleged that the former APC chair was plotting to return to the position
- Lukman, however, denied the allegation, adding that he holds Oshiomhole in high esteem
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The director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has issued a response to the allegations made against him by Adams Oshiomhole, the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (PDP).
Oshiomhole had alleged that some APC governors are using the Lukman against him.
While responding to an assertion made by Lukman that he might be attempting to stage a come back as the party's boss, Oshiomhole accused Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, of unilaterally appointing Lukman as the PGF's DG.
Speaking after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, August 17, Oshiomhole told the State House correspondents that he would not engage in a dirty fight with the DG.
However, in his reaction, the PGF DG dismissed speculations that he was doing the biddings of some governors
At a news conference Tuesday, August 18, in Abuja, Lukman said he has a special relationship with Oshiomhole, Vanguard reports.
The PGF DG said while he is a proud appointee of the APC governors forum, he, however, takes responsibility for all that he has said and would be ready to face any sanction or otherwise from the party.
“You are all aware of the statement attributed to the former National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. I want to make two brief statements as a rider to what I will call an appeal. The first statement is to say very unequivocally that I hold Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in very high esteem.
"I respect him, not just as a leader of APC, but as a person I have had a very good relationship with him and my relationship with him is special. My relationship with him is not in the way people imagine," he said.
Lukman, however, declared that he stood by his statements.
He said his interventions have been to sound the alarm as to the inherent dangers in a single-story, stating that the APC needs a new narrative.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Oshiomhole, accused the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, of poor performance.
The former Edo state governor said Obaseki who is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made the APC's campaign easier due to his alleged poor performance.
“Some of the things that have made our campaign easier is the fact that we have established a tradition in Edo state, that don’t believe any politician till you have seen action particularly if that politician is already in office,” he said.
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