“There’s no rift between the governors” – Salihu Lukman

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Salihu Lukman

Mr. Salihu Lukman, Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), said that considering the current crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC), there is no rift between the governors.

Lukman, in a comment in Abuja on Monday, debunked a report that stated that the crisis had split the governors as baseless.

Maintaining that, there is nothing like the kind of sensational division being alluded to among the progressive governors.

PGF director-general said the report which read: “13 governors back NWC, seven oppose to it as false”.

Insisting that, progressive governors are individually and collectively committed to the development of the party.

“In the context of the current challenges facing the party leadership, progressive governors are all working for the quick resolutions of the crisis.

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“Although approaches and perspectives of each progressive governor may vary, they have been able to debate and reach some consensus on the problems affecting the party as contained in the resolutions of the emergency teleconference meeting of June 13, 2020,” he said.

Salihu Lukman pointed out that, part of the resolutions, which was made public, included working collectively to ensure the strengthening of the internal mechanism for the selection of party candidates in all elections.

“Strengthening fair and democratic internal party mechanism means that the party will recognise and respect individual position of every leader and member.

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“Debates and contestation of positions will be encouraged in the party.

“Anyone who seeks to stifle internal debate within the party is only interested in destroying the vital progressive credential, which the party must resist,” he said.

Emphasising that, those peddling falsehood among the governors were doing everything possible to impose their fantasies, which was unfortunate.

However according him, the fact is that all progressive governors are directed by all the resolutions adopted at the June 13, 2020 meeting, noting that those who were trying to build imaginary divisions were enemies of the party.

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