- A report is claiming that contrary to widespread rumour, Goodluck Jonathan is yet to get commitment from Buhari
- Recall that some people claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to support the ambition of the former president
- Meanwhile, the report claims that Jonathan too is still consulting on whether or not to contest or remain a statesman
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly not given indication that he would be supporting former President Muhammadu Buhari to contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) IN 2023.
This comes despite overtures by some Northern governors of the APC who want Jonathan to fly the flag of the party in next year’s election.
It was also learnt that the ex-president is still consulting on whether or not to contest or remain a statesman, The Nation newspaper reports.
The APC governors opted for Jonathan because he is only entitled to one term, after which power would return to the North.
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A top source, who spoke in confidence said:
“Some Northern governors have reached out to Jonathan on 2023 presidency and the need to be APC flag bearer. The permutations of the governors border on fostering a North and South-South alliance with some elements in the South-West in 2023.
“The governors believe that with one term for Jonathan from 2023, the presidency can return to the North in 2027.
“But many APC governors are not buying into the Jonathan project at all. They claimed that if Jonathan secures APC presidential ticket, there would be no justification for the 2015 ouster of PDP from power by the ruling party.”
Ohanaeze sends serious message to Goodluck Jonathan over 2023 presidency
The apex Igbo organisation said failure to do this, the Igbo spirit will be against him. This was disclosed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo national publicity secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia.
According to him, the suffering Ndigbo were going through under the administration of Muhammadu Buhari was because of the support Igbo gave Jonathan.