EndSARS Protest and Need for Radical Politics in Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Radical politics defined by commitment to principles of social change was a feature of opposition Nigerian politics. Associated mainly with Action Group (AG), Northern Element Progressive Union (NEPU), to some extent National Council of Nigeria and Cameroun (NCNC) and their alliance partners under United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA) in the […]

Attack on Governor Zulum’s Convoy: PGF Commiserate with the People and Government of Borno State

Attack on Governor Zulum’s Convoy: PGF Commiserate with the People and Government of Borno State

We commiserate with the people and government of Borno State over the unfortunate attack of Saturday, September 26, 2020 on two convoys along Maiduguri/Baga Road of Borno State – one belonging to His Excellency Governor Babagana Umara Zulumand the second belonging to the Committee on Bagareconstruction. As Progressive Governors, we are saddened by this dastardly attack, which has resulted in the unfortunate death of precious lives of security personnel and […]

Progressive Politics – Which Way APC?

Progressive Politics – Which Way APC?

Salihu Moh. Lukman Progressive Governors Forum Abuja Following the excellent forthright and humble message of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, in his 2020 Eid-El-Kabir Sallah message to Lagosians, which was inspired by the viral online video of the small charming boy asking his mother to ‘calm down’ and give him ‘last chance’, APC leaders, after surviving […]

Lessons from APC Leadership Crisis and Resolution

Lessons from APC Leadership Crisis and Resolution

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Unfolding political events in Nigeria are difficult to engage, partly because we have so many experts who are strongly opinionated but perhaps more sycophantically inclined to demonstrate support for leading political actors. Analysis get reduced to imagined winners and losers, which substantially then blemish the real essence of what is […]

APC At Crossroads– Are There Going To Be Leaders Or Blacklegs?

APC At Crossroads– Are There Going To Be Leaders Or Blacklegs?

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja It was late Lee Iacocca, former President and Chief Executive Officer of US giant corporation, Chrysler, who posed the question, “Where Have All the Leaders Gone” as the cover title of his 2008 bestselling leadership book. In the book, one of the many questions he asked in reference to leaders […]

Crisis Merchants and Benefactors of Leadership Conflict in APC

Crisis Merchants and Benefactors of Leadership Conflict in APC

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja One of the Sunday Newspaper of June 21, 2020 sensationally carry a headline “13 governors back NWC, 7 oppose”. The report claimed, “The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) has divided the governors elected on the platform of the party.” The report alleged that “13 governors are backing the […]

Disciplinary Actions by the ‘Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC’: Why APC must be Rule-Based.

Disciplinary Actions by the ‘Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC’: Why APC must be Rule-Based.

Salihu Moh. Lukman Progressive Governors Forum Asokoro, Abuja With the emergency National Executive Council (NEC) of APC scheduled to hold Tuesday, March 17, 2019, apart from the issue of appointing an acting National Chairman, the resolution of cases of so-called suspension of members of the National Working Committee (NWC) would have to be addressed. This […]

INJUNCTION AGAINST COMRADE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE: THE BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR PARTY-BUILDING.

INJUNCTION AGAINST COMRADE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE: THE BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR PARTY-BUILDING.

Salihu Moh. Lukman Progressive Governors Forum, Abuja smlukman@gmail.com Following the interlocutory injunction by the FCT High Court presided over by Justice Danlami Senchi, against Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from acting as the National Chairman of the APC, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the question of the commitment of our political leaders to the rule of law, […]

AGAINST THE BLOOMBERG REPORT ON GOVERNOR BAGUDU

AGAINST THE BLOOMBERG REPORT ON GOVERNOR BAGUDU

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state and former senator, has been in the news lately over plans by the US to help Nigeria repatriate $308 million from the British Island of Jersey. The funds are part of the billions of dollars traced to Sani Abacha, the late military dictator who ruled Nigeria from November […]