Dr. Salihu Lukman, the Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), has said former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, will not be admitted into the All Progressives Congress (APC), because he doesn’t share the values the party was built on.
Lukman said this in a statement released in Abuja on Friday.
He noted that many members and leaders of the governing party have made it known that Fani-Kayode lacks the rudiments of progressive politics.
Lukman said, “The report about the controversial attempt by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode to join the APC and the insistence by many APC members and leaders that Mr. Fani-Kayode is not welcome to join APC because he doesn’t have the values required to be a member,” elicited a lot of reactions from Nigerians.
The PGF DG noted that, “Dr. Sam Amadi, a good friend of mine argued that ‘APC has no defined values or defining values. ‘APC is a normless contraption, like Nigeria.’ Another gentleman, of the platform Prof. Toyin Falola facilitated- USA Africa Dialogue Series, asked the questions, ‘Are the parties (APC and PDP) anything more than instruments for capturing power?”
According to him, while the APC cannot claim to be a perfect political party because it is populated by human beings vulnerable to mistakes, it can at least boast of being a platform where members can air their views without fear of retribution.