The director general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, said the leadership problems facing the All Progressive Congress (APC) are deepening under the Adams Oshiomhole administration.
In a letter dated 6 August 2019 addressed to Oshiomhole, Lukman blamed the national president of the ruling party for APC’s decline in fortune.
The Progressives Governors DG said this in a letter entitled “APC: Appeal for Reconciliation.”
“My distant observation is that there is hardly any difference between your approach in managing the party and the way Chief Oyegun had managed it during his tenure,” he said.
“As a loyal party member, I have difficulty reconciling the absence of meetings of superior organs given all the challenges the party is going through, warranting the suspension of three serving governors (two of them now Senators) and two members of NWC.
“Instead, things have really got worse and painfully, it would appear, you are in denial of this reality.
“It would appear that the leadership problems facing the party are getting deeper and in the circumstances, the business of building the party will be sacrificed.
“It is a painful reality that we have found ourselves in the situation of near stalemate in many states under your leadership.
“Embarrassingly, our leaders, including your very self, appear to be stubbornly inconsiderate of other options of resolving these challenges.
“If the electoral loss of Oyo, Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa and Bauchi are not a wakeup call to the dangers that lie ahead, what could have been?
“Is it that our leaders are indifferent to the possible return of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)?
“In all my years of association with you, I never imagine that one day you will be so comfortable as to be indifferent to challenges that could threaten our national democratic development.
“Grandstanding with reference to technicalities is the trademark of Nigerian lawyers, with due apologies, which has produced the reality whereby the capacity of our legal and Judicial systems to deliver justice are weak.
“Once our reference point is some of those technical details, which rationalises where we are, the tendency is that all proposals will be reduced to conquest scenarios, which may only deepen and create new conflicts.”