17th January, 2022
Salihu Lukman, The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, a platform for governors who are members of All Progressives Congress, has resigned.
Lukman submitted his resignation letter to the Chairman of the Forum Abubakar Bagudu on Monday.
Details of the letter have not been released but sources claimed that the resignation is not unconnected to the convention controversy of the party.
There have been controversies between the governors of the All Progressives Congress and the Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee over the party’s national convention.
While some members want the convention postponed, Lukman has been vocal about his stance.
He warned the Governor Buni-led caretaker committee against the further delay of the national convention.
Governors of the APC had earlier Sunday met behind closed doors at the Kebbi Governors Lodge in Abuja.
A party source claimed that the governors deliberated whether or not the DG should be forced to resign.
The source said some of the governors opposed Lukman’s resignation while others insisted that he should be shown the door.