APC Needs Code Of Conduct For Elected Representatives, Leaders — Salihu Lukman Reacts To Yahaya Bello, Ganduje Saga

APC Needs Code Of Conduct For Elected Representatives, Leaders — Salihu Lukman Reacts To Yahaya Bello, Ganduje Saga

Salihu Lukman, former National Vice Chairman, North-West, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised the APC to publish its code of conduct for its leaders and elected representatives.

This suggestion stems from the trending saga of former Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State wherewhich the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on his tail over 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N80.2 billion.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, he said: “None of the Second Republic parties will allow what is going on in the case of Yahaya Bello for instance.

“This is why I keep raising the point about the APC coming up with a kind of code of conduct for elected representatives and leaders of the party because leadership is about trust.”

The former Director General of Progressives Governors Forum, also said the party has been reduced to an election platform that has produced some “disasters” as elected representatives because the party organs have failed to meet to discuss critical matters.

Lamenting that eight months into the administration of ex-Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as APC National Chairman, the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC has not taken place, he said, “The national caucus was meeting almost every week before the 2015 election.”

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“Because we are faced with this reality, it presents an opportunity for the leaders of the party to really go back and renegotiate the party because when you have a political party that doesn’t meets, it’s as good as not having a party; we are reduced to another election platform. The danger is that even in managing an election platform, we have produced almost a disaster,” Lukman added.

According to him, the mismanagement of political relations has been the reason incumbent Governors have been rubbishing their predecessors, despite the fact that they belong to the same political party at one point or the other.

Lukman said the corruption allegations facing Ganduje in Kano has political undertones, arguing that only a political solution would solve it.

He said the troubles facing Ganduje in Kano has to do with his squabble with Rabiu Kwankwaso, another ex-Governor and 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party.

The conflict between Ganduje and Kwankwaso, he noted, “was an avoidable crisis which emerged because the party didn’t handle it well” which made Kwankwaso dumped the ruling party.

“We must push Dr Abdullahi Ganduje to renegotiate relationships back in his state because it’s (the crisis is) political. If you don’t approach it politically, you will never take it away. You can replace Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and if the capacity to get leaders to do the right thing in their base is not addressed, we will continue to get into this.”