APC Leader Calls for Code of Conduct Amid Yahaya Bello Controversy

Prominent APC figure calls for party to publish code of conduct for leaders, citing ongoing controversies and need for accountability amid internal challenges.

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Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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APC Leader Calls for Code of Conduct Amid Yahaya Bello Controversy

APC Leader Calls for Code of Conduct Amid Yahaya Bello Controversy

Salihu Lukman, a prominent figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, has called for the party to publish a code of conduct for its elected representatives and leaders. This comes in response to the ongoing controversies surrounding figures like the former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

Lukman expressed concerns over the transformation of the APC into merely an election platform, which has produced some "disasters" as elected representatives. He lamented the failure of the party organs to convene regularly and deliberate on critical matters, noting that the national caucus used to meet almost every week before the 2015 election.

Why this matters: The call for a code of conduct highlights the growing internal challenges within the APC and the need for greater accountability and discipline among its leaders. The controversies surrounding high-profile figures like Yahaya Bello underscore the importance of establishing clear guidelines to maintain the party's integrity and public trust.

Lukman, who previously served as the APC's National Vice Chairman, emphasized the importance of transparency and accountability within the party's leadership. He stressed the need for a structured code of conduct to uphold the trust and responsibility expected of party leadership.

The former party leader also addressed the ongoing corruption allegations against the APC's national chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, in Kano, suggesting that the issues are deeply rooted in political conflicts. Lukman advised Ganduje to renegotiate relationships back in his state, as the crisis is political in nature.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently prosecuting Yahaya Bello on charges involving alleged misappropriation of N80.2 billion, further underscoring the internal challenges within the APC.

Lukman criticized the lack of party meetings and the mismanagement of political relations, which has led to incumbent governors disparaging their predecessors from the same party. He argued that the APC needs to address the capacity of its leaders to do the right thing in their respective states, as a way to prevent such crises from recurring.

Key Takeaways

  • APC chieftain Salihu Lukman calls for party to publish code of conduct for leaders
  • Lukman expresses concerns over APC becoming an "election platform", producing "disasters"
  • Lukman criticizes lack of party meetings, mismanagement of political relations among leaders
  • EFCC prosecuting ex-Kogi gov Yahaya Bello on N80.2bn misappropriation charges
  • Lukman says code of conduct crucial to restore discipline, unity within APC