Ethnic and Religious Hatred and the Deceitful Campaigns in Nigeria

Ethnic and Religious Hatred and the Deceitful Campaigns in Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja The American political scientist, John Mearsheimer, in the book, The Great Delusion – Liberal Dreams and International Realities, draw attention to how our capability for critical thinking and reasoning as humans distinguishes us with all other creatures and makes it possible to dominate our planet earth. It is also the […]

Caution on Divisive Campaigns and National Security Challenges

Caution on Divisive Campaigns and National Security Challenges

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja The section of our manifesto – APC – An Honest Contract with Nigeria, outlined our challenge as a nation bordering on whether “we have the will and courage to unite to radically reform, modernise and move our nation forward – not looking backward to the failed policies and practices of […]

Bureaucracies and Political Parties as Pillars of Strong Institutions in Democracy

Bureaucracies and Political Parties as Pillars of Strong Institutions in Democracy

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja My good friend, comrade and political associate for over three decades, currently serving as Chief of Staff to His Excellency, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Otive Igbuzor, posted the challenging remark on his Facebook timeline on Wednesday, January 6, 2021: “Strong institutions that are not […]

Condolence Message on the Death of Mr. Samuel Nda-Isaiah

Condolence Message on the Death of Mr. Samuel Nda-Isaiah

May His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) received the death of Mr. Samuel Nda-Isaiah with heavy heart and gratitude to God for a life well lived. We join the family, members of All Progressives Congress in NigerState and the nation, to pray for the repose of the soul of our dear and beloved Chairman of Leadership Newspapers Group and former presidential aspirant on the platform of our […]

Seductiveness of Conventional Politics and the Challenges facing APC

Seductiveness of Conventional Politics and the Challenges facing APC

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja This is dedicated to Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, a founding member of the APC and Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the party in 2014, who died on Friday, December 11, 2020. May God Almighty grant the family and all our leaders the fortitude to bear this heavy loss. Amin! Barrack […]

Commencement of APC Membership Registration and Re-validation

Commencement of APC Membership Registration and Re-validation

Press Statement The APC National Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee has concluded arrangement for the commencement of membership registration and revalidation. Having consulted stakeholders, including His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC membership registration and revalidation is scheduled to hold from Saturday, December 12, 2020 to Saturday, January 9, 2021. All our members are hereby invited to revalidate their membership in […]

Press Statement – APC Membership Registration/Revalidation

Press Statement – APC Membership Registration/Revalidation

Since the assumption of office on June 25, 2020, the Caretaker Committee has been working to pull our party away from the crisis in the party by prioritizing reconciliation at all levels. It has been a painstaking responsibility, which requires every effort to be invested to bring down tempers and ensure that some sanity returned to the party. The process of reconciliation […]

Nigerian Democracy and Challenge of Interests’ Negotiation

Nigerian Democracy and Challenge of Interests’ Negotiation

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja The renowned leadership scholars Warren Bennis, Steven B. Sample and Rob Asghar, in the book, The Art and Adventure of Leadership, made the point that ‘Democracy works well when it is understood as inherently being a grand compromise – and acknowledged that democratic governance struggles when compromise is despised.’ How […]

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 […]