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PGF DG tutors Modu-Sheriff on 40-yr APC rule advocacy

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
30 September 2021   |   4:05 am
For boasting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will retain power for at least 40 years, APC chairmanship aspirant, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff has received a lecture from the Director-General of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman.

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For boasting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will retain power for at least 40 years, APC chairmanship aspirant, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff has received a lecture from the Director-General of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman.

Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State and a founding member of the APC, was quoted as saying that the APC needed a “rugged captain” to guarantee its stranglehold on the presidency for 40 years.

But Lukman, while featuring on an AIT programme, Jigsaw, where he expounded on his new book, APC Litmus Test, said it was unfortunate that such position was coming from Modu-Sheriff, who ought to be a progressive politician.

“That is not how a progressive should be thinking. A progressive should be thinking of how to endear himself to the citizens; it is not a question of how long you rule, but how you are able to constantly endear yourself to the citizens,” he said.

Faulting the notion in certain quarters that the APC would implode ahead of the 2023 poll, he said the crisis rocking the party across the country should not be seen as unusual.

He added: “It is important to return to the basic framework that every party is an organisation that has various interests. It is difficult to have a political party where people do not have diverse interests. But the most important is to have and build a party where the aggregation of the various interests will be able to win the mandate.”