Determining Factors for 2023 Contests in APC

Determining Factors for 2023 Contests in APC

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Internal Contest and Inconvenient Reality An inconvenient reality, which every APC leader and member, committed and working to protect the electoral viability of the party, should be worried about is that the strongest opponent of the APC is within the APC. The truth is, other parties, especially the PDP, are […]

True Federalism and Labour Issues

True Federalism and Labour Issues

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Background After its March 2, 2021 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced that ‘should the need arise, it has empowered the National Administrative Council (NAC) to declare and enforce a national strike action especially if the legislators continue on ruinous path of moving the National Minimum […]

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

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 Thursday, March 4, 2021. The theme for the virtual meeting is ‘Developing Common Policy Initiatives on Maternal & Child Nutrition Promotion in APC States’. The overarching objective was to consider […]

Significance of Leadership Disagreements to Political Contests

Significance of Leadership Disagreements to Political Contests

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja This is dedicated to Prince Tony Momoh, one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who died on February 1, 2021. May God Almighty bless the sacrifices of all leaders of our legacy parties’, bless their sacrifices by ensuring that political decisions meet public expectations and endow […]

Politicizing Anti-Corruption Campaign in Nigeria

Politicizing Anti-Corruption Campaign in Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja While revalidating his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on January 30, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari accused Nigerian elites of harassing government and pleaded with them to be fair in their assessment of his performance by taking cognisance of the state of the country’s finances. No doubt the President […]

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 […]

Nigeria’s National Security Embarrassment Must be Brought to an End

Nigeria’s National Security Embarrassment Must be Brought to an End

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja This is dedicated to over three hundred students at Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kankara, Katsina State by Armed Bandits on Friday, December 11, 2020. May God Almighty protect and return them safely to their parents safely. Amin! The abduction of over 500 school children of Government Science Secondary School […]