Barely two weeks after the presidential election that produced the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President-elect, a member of the APC National Working Committee has called for reform that would give all party faithful a sense of belonging.
National Vice Chairman, North West of the APC, Salihu Lukman in a statement on Friday, titled; “APC Internal Dynamics and the Future of Democracy,” said the ruling party cultivated its demonisation with its Muslim Muslim ticket and must take conscious efforts to disabuse the minds of Nigerians, particularly the Christian faith that the party is integrative and belongs to all.
Senators Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s national chairman, and Iyiola Omisore, the party’s national secretary, were also called to resign in a statement released by Lukman on Friday, March 10, 2023.
In light of Adamu’s muslim heritage, he emphasized how crucial it was to undertake a change in the party’s structure so that a christian national chairman could succeed him.
He commended the current National Chairman for managing a difficult campaign in a way that helped him win the election in 2023.
However, he expressed confidence that convincing Adamu to step down as National Chairman to make way for a Christian successor in the APC should not be a difficult task.
Lukman noted: “For that to happen, it may require an Emergency National Convention because if the hierarchy of the current leadership is to be followed, the successor to Sen. Adamu will be Sen. Abubakar Kyari who is a Muslim from the North-East.”
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Lukman added that the National Secretary of the party has become a source of stronger dispute in Osun State.
Lukman claimed that Omisore has been a divisive factor in Osun State, resulting in the party’s loss in the 2022 governorship election.
To restore the state’s political relevance, Lukman suggested that Omisore should resign and be replaced by a unifying National Secretary, and any other National Working Committee member who lacks unifying leadership should also be replaced.