Again, Salihu Lukman Warns Tinubu, APC Against Making Ganduje National Chairman

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Again, Salihu Lukman Warns Tinubu, APC Against Making Ganduje National Chairman

Salihu Lukman, a former national vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has again cautioned President Bola Tinubu against the choice of Abdullahi Ganduje, former governor of Kano, as the next national chairman of the party.

In a statement on Thursday, Lukman said making Ganduje the next APC chairman is akin to laying a foundation that would make the ruling party unpopular.

“Perhaps, it is important to clarify that this is not in any way questioning the authority of President Asiwaju Tinubu as the moral leader of the party,” the statement reads.

“Being the moral leader of the party doesn’t give him the power of exercising statutory functions of organs of the party or unilaterally changing provisions of the party’s constitution.

“It will amount to setting President Asiwaju Tinubu up for failure in the worse possible way to proceed to encourage him to act in a manner that is illegal and immoral.

“If the scheming to have Dr Ganduje emerge as the next national chairman of APC succeeds with all the legal and moral questions, as a party, we would have set the stage for the destruction of our party and God forbids, we would have laid the foundation that will make President Asiwaju Tinubu and all our elected representatives unpopular.

“God in his infinite mercy will guide President Asiwaju Tinubu and all our leaders to return our great party APC to constitutional order and its founding vision.”

We had reported that Lukman resigned his position as a member of the national working committee (NWC) of the APC on Wednesday.

Lukman also shed more light on his decision to quit as an APC NWC member, noting that he has received many responses from people expressing their disappointment over the resignation.

“Since the news of my resignation from APC NWC broke out, I have received so many queries and responses, all expressing disappointment in one way or the other,” he said.

“My common explanation is that I am just tired of having to remain in the fighting mode, campaigning for the reform of the APC.”