- Major APC stakeholders will gather in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for a book launch this week
- The book is expected to serve as a manual for APC members to take the ruling party to greater heights
- Leading the pack at the event would be President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior members of the party
FCT, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, and many other leaders of the ruling party are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book 'APC's Litmus Test.'
The book is written by the director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Mallam Salihu Mohammed Lukman.
A statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, June 7 by the former APC national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on behalf of the organising committee, described the book as a contribution to APC's quest to bolster its democratic credentials.
Issa-Onilu added that the book will add to the body of knowledge geared towards engendering political stability, best practices, and good governance in Nigeria.
Part of the statement read:
“The public presentation of the book, APC's Litmus Tests written by Mallam Salihu Mohohammed Lukman, the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum will take place at 3.00 pm on Friday, June 11, 2021.
“The book contains submissions that speak directly to the existential challenges the APC is facing; it illustrates the collective desire for enduring and firmly rooted democratic practices anchored on the overarching requirement for unity of all party leaders.
“The event will also have APC chairman, Mai Mala Buni, as the host, Ahmad Lawan Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha, governors and lawmakers.
“APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be the father of the day. Her Excellency, Ambassador Fatima Balla will be the mother of the day. Professor Adebayo O. Olukoshi will present the keynote address.
“The book will be reviewed by His Excellency, Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo state, and His Excellency, Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state.”
Meanwhile, the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), has declared that the Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration in Nigeria since 1999.
The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Late Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
In its weekly reports of Buhari's legacies through a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, July 7, the APC-LAC said more road and rail infrastructure are being built and or completed since Buhari assumed office in 2015 than in the sixteen years between 1999 and 2015.
In a related development, Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina on Saturday, May 29 declared that Nigeria has become a better country than it was before the president’s ascension into office in 2015.
Adesina, a veteran journalist, made the assertion in an article he shared on his social media pages to commemorate Buhari’s six years in office.
In the article, Adesina reeled out what he called the achievements of the Buhari administration in six years.