The All Progressives Congress (APC) Vice-Chairman in the North-West, Salihu Lukman, has reportedly resigned with immediate effect as a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The letter which was addressed to the acting APC National Chairman, Abubakar Kyari, Lukman contained that Salihu resignation was to avoid distractions for the new administration of President Bola Tinubu.
The letter reads “My resignation is with immediate effect, which becomes necessary given my conviction that the atmosphere in the party is completely at variance with the founding vision of forming a progressive party,” .
“Rather than remaining in the leadership of the party and become a source of distraction for leaders and especially for the young government of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, it is better to excuse myself and take time off from politics.”
“I will however retain my membership of the party in the hope that our leaders, especially President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will retract from acts that will be unjust and illegal, which is crucial to any claim of being democratic or progressive whether as politicians or as patriotic Nigerians.
“I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to our leaders in Kaduna especially Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai for finding me worthy of nomination to serve at the highest of the party’s leadership.
“I do hope all our leaders will appreciate that I am left with no option in the circumstance.”