APC nat’l vice chair, Lukman, resigns in protest over Ganduje’s anointment

APC nat’l vice chair, Lukman, resigns in protest over Ganduje’s anointment

In a surprising turn of events, the national vice chairman (North West) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Mohammed Lukman, has tendered his resignation.

The decision, communicated through a letter dated July 26 and addressed to the party’s acting national chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari, is a pointer to the looming crisis the party is currently wading through..

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Lukman who expressed dismay over moves by the party to anoint former governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje noted that the current atmosphere within the APC does not align with the vision set forth by its founding fathers.

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He noted that the departure from the core principles and values that shaped the party compelled him to take the difficult step of resigning from his position in the National Working Committee (NWC).

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He noted that the focal point of his protest revolves around the recent anointment of ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to replace Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who previously served as the National Chairman of the APC.

This controversial move has sparked anxiety and concerns within the party and created a rift among its members.

“The resignation of a high-ranking party member like Salihu Lukman is undoubtedly a significant blow to the APC, as it indicates internal strife and dissatisfaction among its ranks.

“Lukman’s decision is not merely a personal stance but a reflection of wider discontent within the party over its current leadership decisions,” a party stalwart who does not want his name in print said.

The decision Lukman has sent shockwaves through the ruling party, as he cites concerns over the deviation from the founding principles.

“The party’s leadership must now address the internal grievances and bridge the widening gap among its members to maintain its strength and unity.

“The resignation of such a prominent figure highlights the need for a thorough reassessment of the party’s direction and leadership decisions.

“As the APC navigates through this challenging period, party leaders and members must engage in open dialogue to address the concerns raised by Salihu Lukman and others who share his sentiments.

“Addressing these grievances promptly will be crucial in restoring faith and confidence in the party’s leadership.

“Moving forward, the APC should prioritize unity, transparency, and adherence to the principles laid down by its founding fathers.

“This renewed focus on core values will not only help mend internal divisions but also demonstrate to the Nigerian people that the party remains committed to their welfare and progress,” a public affairs analyst, Chude Okonkwo said.


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