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Politics of Monday, 17 January 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

APC: PGF DG resigns over national convention controversy

Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman has resigned his appointment as the crisis surrounding the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) escalates.

The convention is scheduled to be held in February after approval by President Buhari.

Lukman has persistently blamed the continued delay of the convention on the Chairman and Secretary of the party’s Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

His position and persistence drew the anger of some Governors who were reported to have penalized Lukman at their meeting on Sunday.

In just one week, Lukman reeled out two letters to party leaders, Chairman of PGF and Governors on the need to compel the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee to conduct the convention as agreed in February failing which he said they should resign their appointment, reports The Nations.

But The Nation learned the issue divided the Governors with many said to have opposed any drastic action being pushed against the erstwhile Director-General.

Some of the Governors were said to have suggested that he should be asked to resign instead of penalized.

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