APC progressive governors dismiss reports of division in forum

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THE Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) of the All Progressive Congress (APC), have dismissed as false reports of division and a brewing crisis in their forum in spite the current crisis rocking the party. 

Director-General of the PGF,  Salihu Lukman, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, stated that there is nothing like the kind of sensational division being alluded to among the progressive governors.

Director General PGF, Salihu Lukman

He stated that the report, which read: “13 governors back National Working Committee (NWC), seven oppose to it as baseless.”

According to him, the progressive governors are individually and collectively committed to the development of the party.

He noted: “In the context of the current challenges facing the party leadership, progressive governors are all working for the quick resolutions of the crisis.

“Although approaches and perspectives of each progressive governor may vary, they have been able to debate and reach some consensus on the problems affecting the party as contained in the resolutions of the emergency teleconference meeting of June 13.”

Lukman said that part of the resolutions, which was made public, included working collectively to ensure the strengthening of the internal mechanism for the selection of party candidates in all elections.

He added that, “strengthening fair and democratic internal party mechanism means that the party will recognise and respect the individual position of every leader and member.

“Debates and contestation of positions will be encouraged in the party.

“Anyone who seeks to stifle internal debate within the party is only interested in destroying the vital progressive credential, which the party must resist.”

He said those peddling falsehood among the APC governors were doing everything possible to impose their fantasies, which was unfortunate.

Lukman insists that all governors of the progressive bent are guided by the resolutions adopted at the June 13 meeting, and that those trying to create imaginary divisions were enemies of the party.


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