BREAKING: Influential APC Chieftain, Lukman Resigns From Ruling Party, Gives Reason

BREAKING: Influential APC Chieftain, Lukman Resigns From Ruling Party, Gives Reason

  • A former vice-chairman of the APC in the north-west, Salihu Lukman, has resigned as a member of the ruling party
  • In 2023, Lukman resigned from his position as a member of the national working committee (NWC) of the APC
  • Before this, he had also resigned as the DG of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) in 2022 journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and public journalism in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - Salihu Lukman, a former vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the northwest geopolitical zone, has announced his resignation from the ruling party.

His exit from the APC was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, June 12, titled: “APC and The Future of Nigerian Democracy: Letter to Selected APC Leaders.”

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Salihu Lukman dumps APC
Lukman blamed his resignation on the lack of internal democracy and President Bola Tinubu allegedly disallowing reforms within the party. Photo credit: @PO_GrassRootM
Source: Twitter

As reported by The Nation, the Kaduna-born politician said he exited the APC due to a 'lack of internal democracy and the inability of the leadership of the party to allow the much-needed reforms within the party'.

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The Punch also noted the development.

The former director-general (DG) of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) who has been critical of the ruling party said:

“Given all this, it is possible to remain in APC if at all President Tinubu will allow internal reform in the party to return it to its founding vision, which as it is, is very remote. But my reality now in the party is that my membership has been rendered useless and there is no need for me to continue to impose myself.

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“I have therefore gone back to the trenches and will try to work with all committed Nigerians who agree and subscribe to the goal of actively campaigning for the survival and development of democracy in Nigeria."

Ondo 2024: Edema dumps APC earlier reported that a prominent contender within the APC ranks, Barrister Olugbenga Edema, has defected from the party.

Edema subsequently surfaced as the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) candidate in anticipation of the forthcoming November 16th gubernatorial election in Ondo state.

He clinched the party's candidacy during the substitution of the gubernatorial primary held on Wednesday, June 5, in Akure, the state capital.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at