Salihu Lukman, the immediate previous Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has expressed concern over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning the presidential election in 2023.
Lukman said in a statement on Thursday that the PDP’s possibilities of presenting a Northern presidential candidate in 2023 pose a significant threat to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC leader noted that the problem of zoning will have an impact on the development of a quality leader in both the APC and the PDP, claiming that a new political organization will free up political space in both parties.
“The possibility that the PDP may produce a northern candidate poses a significant challenge to the APC, affecting the emergence of a ‘quality leader’ as the party’s presidential candidate,” he added.
“As a result, the new political value possibly provided by a group like the’association’ is the prospect of opening up political spaces in the nation, including inside the present two parties (APC and PDP), to produce higher-quality leaders than would have been the case in 2023,” he explained.
“It will need some superior organization to generate such a better quality intended alternative consequence, which is why such an endeavor will need the backing of all patriotic Nigerians.”
The issue of creating a level playing field for candidates from all sections of the country is another element.
“Many leaders throughout the country, in both the PDP and the APC, might have qualified as candidates if all of the ‘excellent leadership’ qualifications were envisioned without reference to any leadership qualification.”
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