The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has wadded into the crisis currently rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), by calling on the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to convene the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party.
A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the secretariat of the forum stated that the party’s NEC and Caucus have failed in their responsibility to the party thereby leaving the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee to lead the party to a dead end.
The APC NEC met last in August 2018 against the statutory law which mandates the party organ to meet every quarter.
The PGF’s statement is coming on the backdrop of the recent crisis that has taken over the better part of the Edo State chapter of the party.
Lukman noted that it was disheartening for the party Chairman to be devalued to local factional leader from the high pedestal of an “illustrious national leader” stressing that Oshiomhole should appreciate that he has a national constituency.
While describing the disqualification of Bayelsa’s deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, as discomforting, the PGF said the party was setting stage for another depressing outcome of Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi, and Adamawa States in the 2019 general elections.