The last is yet to be heard of the crisis rocking the ruling All-Progressives Congress (APC) as a member of the National Working Committee (NWC), Dr. Salihu Lukman says nobody can stop him from pointing out wrongdoings in the party.
Lukman, who is the APC National Vice-Chairman, North-West, accused the national chairman and secretary of the party, Senators Abdullahi Adamu and Iyiola Omisore of bullying and intimidating him over his stance on the way and manner the party is being administered.
In an open letter to APC leaders, he maintained that contestation and disagreement are defining attributes of any progressive political party.
The Kaduna-born politician, who swore that he cannot be cowed into compromising his stance, dared Adamu and Omisore to expel him from the party.
He identified the refusal by Adamu to render accounts of the party for the past one year as part of his grouse against him.
According to him, “Nobody, no matter how highly placed should imagine that the best way to win debates and contestation is to bully and blackmail opponents. I can guarantee you; no amount of bullying will stop the campaign to return APC to constitutional order.
“By the way, you are free to expel me from APC; but you cannot expel me as citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. APC is not a private property. It is a public political organisation with rule, which must be respected”.
He further said Sen. Adamu and Sen. Omisore can only block organs of the APC from meeting to the extent that other leaders of the party are willing to permit.