Salihu Mohammed Lukman, National Vice Chairman, Northwest, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has resigned.
In a letter to the party’s Acting National Chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari, Lukman stated that the current posture of party officials, especially President Bola Tinubu, contradicts his core convictions.
The letter praised Kaduna APC leaders, including former governor Nasir el-Rufai and others.
The letter reads: “I hereby kindly resign my position as National Vice Chairman, North-West of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC). My resignation is with immediate effect, which become 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 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 sincerely gratitude to our leaders in Kaduna, especially Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai for finding me worthy of nomination to serve at the highest level of the party’s leadership. I do hope all our leaders will appreciate that I am left with no option in the circumstance.
“I wish the party and all our leaders, especially President Bold Ahmed Tinubu all the best and will continue to give my modest support towards the success of the party from the background.”