2023: Ihonvbere says Buhari’s body language does not suggest Jonathan's candidacy

2023: Ihonvbere says Buhari’s body language does not suggest Jonathan's candidacy

- Julius Ihonvbere, a chieftain of the APC, has reacted to reports linking former president, Goodluck Jonathan to the 2023 presidential election

- The House of Reps member explains why he feels such reports have not gotten the support of the presidency

- The APC chieftain said Jonathan did not address some national issues during tenure

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Julius Ihonvbere has said President Muhammadu Buhari at the moment has not shown any sign indicating that he is backing the prospects of Goodluck Jonathan taking another shot at the presidency.

Legit.ng recalls reports have claimed that All Progressives Congress (APC) is trying to convince Jonathan, a former president, to run for the presidency on its platform in 2023.

Ihonvbere says Buhari’s body language does not seem to back Jonathan 2023 candidacy

Despite reports linking him to the presidential villa, Jonathan has not openly indicated any interest in contesting for the 2023 presidency. Photo: Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari
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The reports were heightened after some governors on the platform of the APC visited Jonathan to felicitate with him on his 63 birthday anniversary.

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However, Ihonvbere, who represents Owan West/East federal constituency of Edo in the House of Representatives told Vanguard that he does not think Buhari is considering presenting Jonathan as a successor.

The lawmaker said:

"If it is the same Buhari that we have seen so far, those who are reading his body language, I don’t know how they read it, I have not seen the body language saying that it is Jonathan he is going to present. But Jonathan should also remember that under his administration, there were so many contradictions that he didn’t address."

He advised the former president not to make any hasty decision regarding the 2023 presidency so that he does not lose the respect he attained after he conceded defeat in 2015.

Meanwhile, the APC has again berated the PDP over what it termed as the opposition party's desperate move to regain power in 2023.

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Speaking on Channels TV on Friday, November 27, Yekini Nabena, APC deputy national publicity secretary, said the opposition is weak and lacked the moral ground to speak on power.

Nabena told the PDP that former president Goodluck Jonathan is a progressive elder statesman working for the administration of the President Muhammdu Buhari-led government.

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