There are fresh fears over the future of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, claims the leadership’s indifference to the growing mutual ethnic tension in the country could be the greatest undoing of the party.
Lukman made the observation in a statement he personally signed at the weekend and made available to journalists in Abuja.
Titled, “Nigeria’s Volatile Politics and the APC Report on True Federalism,” Lukman, who noted that ethnic tension was always on the rise ahead of next general election, called on the leadership of the APC and the Presidency to address themselves to it since poor management of ethnic tension could weaken the capacity of government to resolve important governance problems.
The Director-General of the PGF further advised the interim leadership of the APC and the Presidency to latch on the report of the True Federalism Committee led by the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el Rufai.
Sunday Tribune checks revealed that the El Rufai Committee, an initiative of the former national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, submitted a report with far-reaching recommendations on power devolution to federating states in the country.Former Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, in a recent Arise TV interview, accused certain chieftains of the party of frustrating the implementation of the True Federalism Committee report. (Tribune)