File photograph: Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaks in Abuja on September 10, 2021.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mentioned it might welcome former President Goodluck Jonathan if he decides to hitch the ruling get together.
Spokesman of the APC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, who was a visitor on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, mentioned if the Nigerian ex-President defects to their fold, it’s going to strengthen the get together’s construction.
“I am hearing that for the first time that we are expecting the former President. That will be great news. We will welcome him; that will also strengthen the party,” Akpanudoedehe, who can be the National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, mentioned.
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When requested if APC would decide Jonathan as its presidential candidate ought to he be part of its fold, the get together’s spokesman neither confirmed nor opposed it.
Rather, he mentioned the ruling get together has a particular waiver for brand spanking new members, together with the privilege of vying for any political workplace within the nation.
“The last National Executive Council (NEC) of the party actually gave a blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party.
“So, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party. It has always been so, so I am not speculating,” he added.
Jonathan emerged as Nigeria’s president after the loss of life of ex-President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on May 5, 2010.
The former Bayelsa Governor and Yar’Adua ran beneath the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007.
After successful the 2011 presidential ballot, Jonathan’s re-election bid was dashed as he misplaced to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in 2015.
As the 2023 election attracts nearer, stories counsel that the ex-President may dump the PDP for the APC and that he’s additionally contemplating contesting for the presidential seat.