A Writer Nurudeen Lawal, states the speculations regarding the possibility of former President Jonathan joining the 2023 APC presidential race have continued unabated
A news report indicates that the Bayelsa-born politician has finally made up his mind to re-contest the presidency again The report stated that Jonathan has joined the APC to contest, adding that some top African leaders convinced him to join the race
FCT, Abuja – Barely 48 hours after disassociating himself from moves by some groups to draft him into the 2023 presidential race, former President Goodluck Jonathan has finally made up his mind to vie for the top post, a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has stated.
Nigeria is set to go to the polls next year in a crowded contest parading many contestants in both the ruling APC and several opposition parties, including the main opposition PDP.
Jonathan has joined APC, says anonymous
A dependable source in Jonathan’s camp, who pleaded anonymity said that the former president had indeed, joined the APC formally, having registered at his Otuoke Ward in Bayelsa.
The source disclosed that Jonathan was expected to submit his completed APC expression of interest and nomination forms bought for him earlier in the week by Fulani groups and pastoralist communities on Thursday, May 12.
According to the source, the former president has secured the support of the required number of APC delegates from across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“Several bigwigs of the party have also been calling Jonathan to pledge their loyalty and support to the former president,’’ the source revealed.
The source cited some of the African leaders as telling Jonathan that Nigeria was passing through challenging times and “needed a unifier like Jonathan at this time’’.
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Jonathan, who lost power to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, was born in 1957 in the Ogbia district in Bayelsa State. He was previously of the PDP party on whose platform he ruled Nigeria until he lost the presidential election to Buhari in 2015.
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