Former APC Vice Chairman Resigns, Citing Lack of Internal Democracy

Salihu Mohammed Lukman, former national vice chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has announced his withdrawal from the ruling party. Lukman’s resignation, disclosed in a statement to journalists on Wednesday, June 12, comes as a response to what he perceives as a lack of internal democracy within the APC.

As a former member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), Lukman expressed disappointment with the APC’s leadership, particularly President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for failing to initiate necessary reforms within the party. He has consistently criticized party leaders for allegedly deviating from the founding vision of the APC and resisting reforms.

Lukman stated his intention to engage in grassroots activism, aligning himself with other political leaders to advocate for the survival and advancement of democracy in Nigeria. He emphasized the importance of accountability among elected representatives and the need for stronger relationships between political parties, elected governments, and the Nigerian populace.

While acknowledging potential disagreements from party leaders regarding his decision, Lukman expressed optimism that unity among all committed Nigerians is achievable in the pursuit of a robust democracy. He remains confident in the possibility of nurturing functional political parties and capable governments capable of improving the lives of Nigerians.

In closing, Lukman reiterated his commitment to promoting Nigerian democracy and expressed hope for eventual unity among party leaders and other stakeholders dedicated to the nation’s democratic development.


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