The Director-General of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman has stressed the need for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to come up with a strong strategy and a succession plan to remain in power beyond 2023.
Dr. Lukman also urged the party to be mindful of the fact that beside President Muhammadu Buhari, no Nigerian politician had consistently controlled 12 million voters over a period of years, hence, the need to be conscious of that.
In a statement, the PGF Director-General alleges that the recent legal action by some former National Working Committee (NWC) of the party asking for the sacking of the National Caretaker leadership was nothing but a ploy to renegotiate their way to power.
He argued that with President Muhammadu Buhari out of race in 2023, the party required a strategic succession arrangement that would guarantee all electoral advantages available to the party.
Dr. Lukman warned against power bloc contestation that would affect the electoral chances of the party, instead, adopt a democratic process where leadership emergence within the party and at wider political levels, were determined by the party members and the citizens.