By Christiana Ekpa
The Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, will launch a new book titled ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ on Friday to serve as a guide for the leaders of the party ahead of its National convention.
At the book launch slated to hold in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari, National leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, are billed to address party leaders and faithful.
“This book is an essential intervention at this critical turn as APC leaders and members embark on the important task of putting in place new leadership structures at all levels and in underlying what the future bodes for the party in terms of laying a solid foundation for healthy contestations among varying interests and political players”, a statement issued to journàlists Sunday in Abuja by the former APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on behalf of the organising committee, said.
He described the book as a contribution to APC’s quest to bolster its democratic credentials towards engendering political stability, best practice, and good governance in Nigeria, adding that the book captures the distinctive progressive ethos and political worldview of APC as a bastion for national renaissance exemplified by patriotism and adherence to the rules of political engagements, and moral rectitude.
The statement said: “The Public Presentation of the book, APC’s Litmus Tests written by Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman, the Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) will take place 3.00 pm on Friday, June I l , 2021.
“This is coming at a period when APC leaders availed members of the Nigerian progressive family the opportunity to relaunch the party more surefootedly as Nigeria’s best vehicle to save Nigeria from the nagging socio-political uncertainties.
“The book contains submissions that speak directly to the existential challenges the APC is facing; it illustrates the collective desire for enduring and firmly rooted democratic practices anchored on the overarching requirement for unity of all party leaders; it examines the hurdles that the APC is facing in its nascent democratic journey and cut open the underbelly of the numerous drawbacks in the leadership that it currently offer the nation through the political instruments it is deploying as a party.
“This book is an essential intervention at this critical turn as APC leaders and members embark on the important task of putting in place new leadership structures at all levels and in underlying what the future bodes for the party in terms of laying a solid foundation for healthy contestations among varying interests and political players.
“APC’s Litmus Tests is therefore, more than just a book. It is more of a workbook, standing at the intersection between the difficult past and the promising future. Its main agenda is to assist APC leaders and, indeed, all stakeholders in negotiating the next bend.”