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2023: Zoning Is Threatening APC’s Unity – DG PGF

Politics of zoning regarding the presidency is threatening the unity of All Progressive Congress says Salisu Mohammed Lukman, reports www.totorinews.com.

As the battle rage within the two major political parties over the location of the 2023 presidential ticket, Lukman, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has admitted that politics around where the presidency will be zoned is threatening the unity of APC leaders and ultimately the party.

The situation he inferred is made worse by the VAT controversy and recent alignment between Lagos State and Rivers describing it as scandalous.

Lukman said leaders of the party and APC itself have equally deterred in responding to alleged false narrative churned out by the opposition party which portrays the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari as a failure on account of the growing insecurity in the country

He observed that a situation where leaders of the party South of the country would go outside the structures of the APC to push negotiation for a power shift in 2023 clearly undermines the unity of the ruling party.

Recall that the Southern Governors Forum had during their meeting in Enugu State penultimate month resolved to back off any party that fail to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South, in line with the unwritten agreement between politicians Southern and Northern of the country.

Akin to dining with the enemy, the APC chieftain said such loose partnership outside the APC structures, and with a major opposition party is worrisome and blamed it on excessive politicisation of issues, including security, in the country.

Salisu Mohammed Lukman

Lukman tied the bipartisan decision of the Southern Governors with the alliance between Rivers and Lagos State governments on the issue of VAT, as he reminded leaders of the party that “the campaign for power shift is about writing or respecting the rules of our party”.

“This (power shift) should be handled within the structures of the APC. It is belittling for APC leaders who are statutory members of all the relevant structures of the party that are competent to take a final decision on the matter to go outside the structures of the party and forge a partnership with PDP leaders to compel a decision, one way or the other, on the matter. It simply means loss of confidence in the structures of the party, which in this matter couldn’t have been the case” he said.

Source : Daily Independence.

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