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 […]

Communiqué of the Virtual Meeting of Secretaries to Governments of All Progressives Congress States

1. Background The Secretaries to State Governments controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a virtual meeting under the auspices of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The theme for the virtual meeting is ‘Developing Common Policy Initiatives on Maternal & Child Nutrition Promotion in APC States’. The overarching objective was to identify salient and common initiatives of Maternal and Child Nutrition that […]

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 […]

Resolution of Teleconference Meeting of Progressive Governors

Resolution of Teleconference Meeting of Progressive Governors

Progressive Governors Forum held an emergency teleconference meeting on Sunday, September 6, 2020 and among others resolved as follows: 1. Commend the Federal Government for successfully getting the UK Commercial Court to order stay of execution, which also suspends any penalty against Nigeria in respect of the $9.6 billion Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) debt judgement against Nigeria. The ruling, which was given by presiding judge Rose Cranston of the Royal Courts of Justice […]

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 […]

Condolence Message on the Death of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi

Condolence Message on the Death of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihin rajiun We received the death of His Excellency, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi with heavy heart and gratitude to Allah (SWT) for a life well blessed. We, the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), join the family, people and government of Oyo State and the nation to pray for the repose of the soul of our dear and beloved Sen. Abiola Ajimobi. His death is a loss […]

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 […]

Old Ambition-Virus 2023: Why a Meeting of NEC is the Solution

Salihu Moh. Lukman Progressive Governors Forum Abuja That the All Progressives Congress (APC) is having leadership crisis is no longer news. What is news now is that the party is collapsing with no leader in charge. Following the Appeal Court ruling sustaining the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party, […]