In a shocking move, the immediate-past National Vice Chairman (North West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Salihu Lukman, paid a visit to the National Chairman of the party, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, at his office in Abuja on Thursday.
Lukman’s visit comes as a surprise to many political watchers as he has been critical of Ganduje even before the former governor of Kano assumed office as the ruling party’s leader.
During the visit, Comrade Lukman presented his book “APC and Transition Politics” to Dr. Ganduje.
Political experts say Comrade Lukman’s book will likely provide valuable insights into the APC’s political dynamics, strategies, and experiences, especially in transitioning from one administration to another.
After the presentation, Lukman avoided journalists who tried to get him to speak on his visit.
The former APC official had resigned after it was apparent the party’s hierarchy had settled for Ganduje to lead the party.
He said at the time:
“So far, as things are, only the president and governors’ blocs are active in the negotiation to produce and engage leaders of APC.
“Already, part of the speculations emerging from the governors’ bloc is that Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is being considered to succeed Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.
“If this is true, it only suggests insensitivity and taking members of the party for granted.
“This is without prejudice to the person of Dr. Ganduje. This is because such a choice will completely distort the zoning arrangement that informed the present configuration of the leadership of the national assembly.
“With the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Deputy Senate President coming from north-west and north-central shut out of consideration, to propose the party’s national chairman to move to north-west from north-central will be unjust and almost a political suicide.”