Salihu Lukman, a prominent figure within the All Progressives Congress (APC), has outlined the challenges facing the ruling party, emphasizing the lack of internal democracy and a disregard for zoning arrangements.
In his message to APC leaders, he warns that the party is resembling the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with its negative attributes.
Internal Democracy and Zoning Challenges
Lukman, formerly the National Vice Chairman, North West of the APC, highlights the lack of internal democracy and a disregard for zoning arrangements as significant challenges within the party.
He draws parallels between the APC’s current trajectory and the crises that plagued the PDP in the past, leading to its defeat in the 2015 general elections.
Caution to President Bola Tinubu
While addressing the internal disputes in the APC, Lukman cautions President Bola Tinubu to take a more active interest in resolving them. He expresses concerns about the party’s direction and the lack of focus on internal reform.
Betrayal of Founding Mission
Lukman emphasizes the importance of the APC’s founding mission, which aimed to bring about political change in Nigeria through internal party reforms and democratic candidate selection.
He warns that consolidating an old political paradigm that lacks accountability and promotes leadership imposition would mean betraying the party’s original mission.
Campaigning for Reform
As a loyal party member, Lukman commits to continuing the campaign for the reform of the APC and party politics in the country. He stresses the need for enlightened self-interest and reform within the party.
Salihu Lukman’s assessment of the challenges facing the APC serves as a call to action for internal reform and a return to the party’s founding principles. His message to APC leaders is a reminder of the party’s mission to bring about political change in Nigeria through democratic means.