President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are to speak at the public launch of a book titled “APC’s Litmus Tests,” written by Mr Salihu Lukman, Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum.
This was contained in a press statement signed by APC’s former National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu on behalf of the Organising Committee.
The book, according to the statement, will help the APC strengthen its democratic credentials by promoting political stability, best practices, and good governance in Nigeria.
It further states that the book is being released at a time when the APC is on the verge of electing new leaders, and that its primary goal is to aid APC leaders and other stakeholders in navigating this next step.
“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.
“There is no better time to put this book together as APC grapples with the nitty-gritty of formative challenges. 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 offers 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,” the statement read.
The book launch will take place by 3.00 pm on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Other leaders of the party such as Governor Mai Mala Buni, APC Chairman and Yobe state Governor, the Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha, Progressive Governors led by His Excellency, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Ministers, APC Senators and members of the House of the Party, members of the House of Representatives amongst others will be in attendance.