Lukman: APC May Be Kicked Out in 2027

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

A former National Vice Chairman, North-west of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Salihu Lukman, has warned that the ruling party might be kicked out of office in 2027, if life became more difficult for the people.

Lukman gave the warning yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing ahead of the launching of his new book slated for next Tuesday.

He said after his resignation from the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, he decided to document his experiences with the struggle under the transition that brought in President Bola Tinubu.

The party Chieftain noted that APC was lucky to have Tinubu  as an aspirant then, saying if the party didn’t have somebody with his weight, they wouldn’t have succeeded in repelling the attempt to impose a presidential candidate on the party.

He stressed that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, he did not rebel against Tinubu, but he believed they owed the president a duty to tell him the truth, no matter what.

“Life is becoming more difficult. We must appeal to our leaders that things are almost getting out of hand at the rate at which we are going under a party that is envisioned to be progressive.

“We are likely going to start witnessing rebellion if care is not taken by 2027. We will be kicked out of office, which means taking Nigeria back to where it was in 2015. I think we owe our leader the responsibility or President Asiwaju the responsibility to tell him the honest truth.”

Lukman noted that the country’s democracy must be responsive to the point that Nigerians could make a demand and elect leaders, who listen to their demands.

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