In a shocking turn of events, the National Vice Chairman (North West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Mohammed Lukman, has tendered his resignation in protest against speculations surrounding the appointment of a new National Chairman. The resignation comes amidst rumors that former Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, is being considered for the position.
In a letter dated July 26, which was addressed to the APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by the acting National Chairman, Abubakar Kyari, Lukman expressed his concerns over the current state of affairs within the party. He asserted that the prevailing atmosphere within the APC does not align with the vision set forth by the founding fathers of the party.
Lukman had been an outspoken critic of the idea of replacing the former National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, with Ganduje. He strongly warned against such a move, labeling it as “suicidal” for the party. His dissenting voice comes as a significant blow to the APC, which is already grappling with internal power struggles and factionalism.
The resignation of a prominent figure like Lukman has sent shockwaves through the party, raising questions about the unity and coherence within its ranks. The APC, once known for its solidarity and shared objectives, now appears to be facing internal strife that could potentially impact its ability to govern effectively.
Abdullahi Ganduje’s potential candidacy for the position of National Chairman has been a subject of debate within the party. While some members believe that his experience as a former governor could be an asset, others argue that his tenure was marred by controversies and that his selection could further polarize the party.
As news of Lukman’s resignation spreads, the APC leadership finds itself in a delicate position, needing to address the concerns raised while maintaining party cohesion. The decision they make in selecting a new National Chairman will undoubtedly be closely scrutinized by party members, the media, and the public.
In the wake of Lukman’s resignation, the APC will have to undertake a delicate balancing act to navigate through the current crisis. The party needs to demonstrate its commitment to democratic values, internal dialogue, and transparency in order to regain the trust of its disheartened members.
For now, the future of the APC remains uncertain, as it faces one of the most significant challenges to its unity since its formation. The party leadership must work diligently to resolve the internal disagreements and restore faith in its ability to lead the nation effectively.
As the political landscape in Nigeria continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how this development will impact the APC’s chances in future elections and its ability to maintain its position as one of the country’s major political parties.
Source: Daily Post
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