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Lukman to APC leaders: Under Buhari we were motionless — our party needs reforms

Lukman to APC leaders: Under Buhari we were motionless — our party needs reforms
November 09
10:19 2023

Salihu Lukman, immediate-past vice-chair of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-west, says the party did not witness any reforms under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

In an open letter addressed to leaders of the ruling party on Wednesday, Lukman said the party remained “motionless” under the former president.

The former director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has been calling for a reform of the party.

He said APC is increasingly becoming a replica of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “with all the negative attributes”.

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“We have spent eight years under former President Buhari motionless, in terms of developing the needed initiatives for party building,” Lukman said.

“Are we also going to experience another era of zero initiative for party building under the leadership of President Asiwaju Tinubu? Where is the claim of being progressives? Where then is the justification or any link to being an awoist?

“It is no doubt agonising and troubling that President Asiwaju Tinubu is starting his leadership tenure of APC by sending a very strong disturbing signal that reforming the APC is not his priority.

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“Because reforming the APC is not his priority, out of all the leadership materials available to the party, Dr. Ganduje is his best candidate.”

The ex-PGF DG said the “simple defeat” of PDP and producing Buhari and now Tinubu as presidents of Nigeria equates to the political change Nigerians are desirous of.

“So long as APC will allow a situation that could be interpreted to mean consolidating the old political paradigm that promotes lack of accountability and imposition of leadership, it means betrayal of the founding mission of APC,” he said.

Lukman said as a loyal party member, he will keep calling for a reform of the party.

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