Former National Vice Chairman, North-West of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Salihu Lukman, has accused President Bola Tinubu of promoting a culture of imposition within the ruling party.
Lukman, in a statement issued Wednesday titled, ‘APC: The Inconvenient Reality’, said it was unacceptable that Tinubu would inspire party members to fight against the culture of imposition, only for him to initiate actions that risk compromising him as a leader who tolerates, if not promotes imposition within the APC.
He noted that the situation in APC after 10 years of existence as a party and eight years as a ruling party was gradually catching up with what he described as the low standards set by the Peoples Democratic Party during its 16 years rule.
The former director general of Progressives Governors Forum said if care is not taken, the party would end up betraying all the goodwill of Nigerians.
He said: “Since the emergence of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the new moral leader of the APC produces a new reality whereby potential infractions may be created by initiatives directly coming from the President himself. A typical example is the case of altering the APC’s zoning formula by arbitrarily moving the position of the National Chairman from North-Central to North-West.
“Even when for instance, the North-Central remained shut out of consideration from any of the key positions in the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly, the position of National Chairman is being occupied by Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje from Kano State, North-West with North-Central completely merginalised both in the party and in the APC controlled federal government led by President Asiwaju Tinubu.
“Intriguingly, APC leaders are calm, not even leaders from North-Central seem to be disturbed by this new reality. What has really taken over President Asiwaju Tinubu?”
“It is also unacceptable that President Asiwaju Tinubu will inspire us to fight against the culture of imposition, only for him to initiate actions that risk compromising him as a leader who tolerates, if not promotes imposition within the APC.”