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Buhari, Tinubu’s Power In APC Declining – Says DG Of Govs Forum

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The Director-General of the Progressive Governor’s Forum Salihu Lukman says that the current crisis rocking the Congress suggests that the moral authority of the party’s leaders are declining.

Buhari, Tinubu's Power In APC Declining - Says DG Of Govs Forum
Buhari, Tinubu’s Power In APC Declining – Says DG Of Govs Forum

Speaking through a statement on Thursday, Lukman called for a National Executive Council meeting to resolve the party’s recent travails.

Lukman wondered why the party’s crisis has degenerated to its current level even with the presence of “experienced and very skillful leaders.”

He noted that the combined moral authority of President and Asiwaju Tinubu should have resolved the party’s crisis and therefore raising questions on whether such power has declined.

The director-general also said the party needs an “organ transplant” by replacing members of the NWC who constitute a problem to the party.

“It is very clear we need an organ transplant by way of replacing the members of the current NWC who constitute the problem. That the Congress (APC) is having a leadership crisis is no longer news,” he said.

“What is news now is that the party is collapsing with no leader in charge.

“Following the appeal court ruling sustaining the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party, late on Monday, June 16, 2020, members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party started making disparate claims as to who is the acting national chairman.

“It is as if the party doesn’t have a constitution or those who operate the constitution are either ignorant of its provisions or have decided to set aside the constitution and just embark on a free for all fight. Yet, APC is the ruling party in Nigeria.”

Lukman said the party could not have people like President Muhammadu and Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, and still be in a crisis.

“How can a party so blessed with experienced and very skillful leaders such as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, Chief Tony Momoh, etc. be incapable of resolving the problem of leadership vacancy,” he said.

“The combined moral authority of President and Asiwaju Tinubu should have involuntarily moderated the conduct of other leaders of the party, especially members of the NWC.

“Does the current APC leadership crisis therefore suggest declining moral authority of our two leaders? It is very easy to reach conclusions.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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