- Reports have continued to claim that there are plans by the APC to make Goodluck Jonathan a presidential candidate in 2023
- The head of the party's interim committee, Mai Mala Buni, has disclosed why APC governors visited the former president
- Buni disagreed with the assumptions people have about the APC's plans for 2023
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to reports claiming that it intends to field Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
Mai Mala Buni, head of the interim committee of the party, said if the former president indicates interest in the position, that would be a new discussion entirely.
According to The Tribune, Buni made the statement in an interview with the BBC Hausa service when he was asked about the possibility of the party picking Jonathan if the former president desires the party’s presidential ticket.
However, the APC leader who also serves as the Yobe state governor, stated that a meeting some northern APC governors had with Jonathan recently had nothing to do with the party’s ticket in 2023.
He insisted that the party was not planning to make Jonathan its presidential candidate as being speculated.
“Those peddling such information are afraid. But for now, there is nothing in the APC which has anything to do with the aspiration for 2023.
“Even if someone wants to base assumption on our recent visit to him during his birthday, we were there because of his status as a former president of Nigeria.''
He described the visit by the APC members as a customary call on the former president for the role he has played on the issue of peace.
According to him:
''Our visit to Jonathan was because of his status as a former president, that could be why some may think there was something beneath.
“There are numerous of such visits, to leaders of PDP, APC, why are others not being mentioned but Jonathan?”
Meanwhile, a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged the Nigerian youths to change the fortunes of the country by taking over leadership.
Speaking on Sunday, January 31, during a virtual interview, the former president apologised to the youths, saying his generation has done "a lot of wrongs" in Nigeria.
Obasanjo tasked the youths to wrestle power and make it uncomfortable for the breed of fortunate "old hags" ruling the country, The Punch reported.
Source: Legit.ng News