Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukeman, on Wednesday, appealed to leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress to support President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the success of Thursday’s National Executive Committee meeting.
The PGF DG made the appeal in a statement in Abuja.
Lukman said the NEC meeting had become imperative to douse growing tensions within the rank and file of the party.
According to statement, “All committed party members and leaders should rally behind President Buhari in support of the scheduled NEC to hold so that we are able to reset the APC back to its 2013 orientation of inclusive and participatory politics.
“To achieve that, the public debate should be about proposals to ensure that the NEC succeed rather than attempting to throw up legal blockades!
“Some drastic steps are just required to restore some order and sanity in APC. With all the confusion as to who is our presiding officer, coupled with the fact that the most important structure that is saddled with the responsibility of convening meetings of all organs of the party is fractured and entangled in webs of legal cases, it is either the confusion is allowed to continue and eventual end with the demise of the party, or our leaders find a way to save the party.”
Lukman, who stated that one would expect leaders of the party to come together to save the situation, regretted that some of them were instead using proxies to try to block genuine efforts to save the situation through the convocation of meetings of party organs in order to undermine such efforts.