In new book, PGF boss tasks APC leaders on achieving new Nigeria
Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has set agenda for the party leaders on how to possibly achieve a new Nigeria.
According to Lukman, for APC to achieve the goal of producing a new Nigeria, it must be a party with a leadership that is united, disciplined, and respectful.
In his fourth book titled “APC and Campaign for New Nigeria” which is yet to made public, the APC chieftain advocated for support to APC leaders with perspectives which highlight all the manifest challenges and the requirements for the party to return to its founding vision of providing all the needed political leadership to change the country.
In a statement Lukman personally signed Monday in Abuja, said issues in the publication attempt to provide contextual analysis of challenges of insecurity, national unity, party building and policy engagement.
The PGF boss said since the platform of engagement is APC, the advocacy is primarily to influence the development of APC as a political party.
“Re-organising the structures of APC should make the party functionally active in facilitating negotiations among leaders at all levels and all agreements reached must be respected by all. It is the process of negotiating and implementing agreements reached, which should be respected by all that can produce a New Nigeria!
“The new Nigeria being envisioned therefore should be a liberal political environment, which should promote critical and selfless criticisms. In all of this, President Buhari’s leadership style, remain a source of inspiration, which encourage engagement with all APC leaders.
“Take away President Buhari’s political leadership, the atmosphere in APC may be different and many of the perspectives being produced from within the party, may not have found expression or may have risked being condemned and individuals promoting them may have been restrained.
“Campaigning for New Nigeria cannot be achieved by only lamenting about any failing or rationalising why we have what exist today. Members of APC should be able to push the leaders of the party to respond to the reality facing the country and ensure that Nigerians appropriately take responsibility. Nigerians must engage the issues with all the confidence that political leaders, especially President Buhari will favourably consider these proposals and strengthen the capacity of the party and its governments to mobilise Nigerians.”
The statement said a Professor of African Studies at King’s College, London and Programme Director, African Leadership Centre, Abiodun Alao, prepared the Foreword of the book.
“Most of the interventions are responses to contemporary challenges, which often become the basis of excessive politicisation by opposition political parties and their supporters. Often, issues are presented very negatively by many Nigerians, which tend to both misrepresent the facts and misdirect the public. All the chapters speak to the need to create a new Nigeria, which is about peaceful co-existence, secure the country, tolerance and responsive politics, government and leaders.
“Once ready, the publication will be circulated both internally in APC and among all leaders at national level and interested Nigerians. The publication will be used to further engage political leaders in the country, especially in terms of setting the right political agenda for 2023 campaigns and thereafter. The campaign for New Nigeria is about the future of the country and the guarantee of good life for all Nigerian citizens.
“The publication is dedicated to all founding members of APC who have remained loyal to the party and its leadership with the firm belief that a New Nigeria is possible!”
Gov. Zulum dissolves Borno State Executive Council.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the dissolution of the Borno state executive council.
The dissolution, which is with immediate effect, was contained in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, administration and general services, Danjuma Ali on behalf of Secretary to the State Government and made available to journalists by the Governor’s spokespersons from the press unit of the Government House in Maiduguri.
The members were directed to handover affairs to permanent secretaries in their ministries.
The statement explained that the dissolution is to create enabling environment for interested members of the EXCO to legally participate in forthcoming primaries and congresses of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Zulum, according to the statement, expressed deepest appreciation to members of the executive council for unquantifiable contributions while they held offices and wishes them the best of luck in future endeavors.
Breakinf; PDP Pastpones National Delegate Election.
The National Working Committee, (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has approved postponement of the party’s local government congress to elect one LGA national delegate earlier scheduled for Thursday, May 5.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja on Wednesday, said that a new date for the local government congress would be announced.
Mr Ologunagba said the NWC regretted any inconveniences the postponement might have caused.
He advised all leaders, critical stakeholders and members of the party across the country to take note.
Similarly, the party also declared the Wednesday 3-man ad hoc delegate congress in Ebonyi as null and void, saying the congress would hold on Thursday, May 5.
Mr Ologunagba said that the attention of the NWC had been drawn to reports of a purported conduct of 3-man ad hoc delegate congress in Ebonyi on Wednesday.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the said 3-man ad hoc delegate congress in Ebonyi on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 is by law, null and void and as such unrecognised.
“This is because such congress is by law, subject to be monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which in this case, is not available to monitor the exercise.
“Based on the unavailability of INEC to monitor the exercise, the NWC rescheduled the conduct of the 3-man ad hoc delegates congress in Ebonyi for Thursday, May 5.
Mr Ologunagba advised all members of the party in Ebonyi to discountenance any exercise conducted on Wednesday as the PDP 3-man ad hoc delegates’ congress in the State.
Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.
The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.
Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.
The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.
On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.
The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.
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