APC Leaders Should Quit Fighting, Engage In Negotiations – PGF DG Lukman
The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has asked leaders of the ruling party to stop bickering and engage in meaningful conversations and negotiations.
Lukman said APC leaders should make negotiations a top priority in order for the party to be victorious in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He made this known in a letter alongside a publication dated December 16, addressed to the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
According to Lukman, all APC leaders must be involved in the negotiation and arrive at a respected agreement in order for the party to move, adding that the most important platforms for negotiations in APC are the structures.
He asserted that the publication was sent to help the party executive and leaders come up with solutions to various challenges facing the country.
The statement reads: “Kindly find attached the publication, ‘APC and Campaign for New Nigeria’, which is part of the ongoing effort to support you and all APC leaders with perspectives that highlight all the manifest challenges of developing Nigeria’s democracy,” he wrote.
“Issues in the publication analyse many of the challenges facing the country and make recommendations appropriately.
“A major recommendation of the publication is the need to prioritise negotiations among political leaders within the party in order to arrive at agreements, which should be respected by all. The most important platforms for negotiations in APC are the structures as provided by the constitution of the party.
“Also recall that APC is a party that has oriented its politics around by ensuring that its campaigns capture the aspirations of Nigerians. This was the orientation in 2015, which made Nigerians vote for the party and our candidates.
“This requires a lot of backbreaking work, which took more than a year between 2013 and 2014. With all the challenges facing the country, the minimum is that the APC manifesto must be reviewed before the February 2022 Convention to guide the party’s campaign for 2023.”