Protesters Storm Jonathan’s Office, Demands His Presidential Declaration

Protesters Storm Jonathan’s Office, Demands His Presidential Declaration

  • Former President Goodluck Jonathan is currently facing intense pressure from his supporter to issue a formal declaration for the 2023 presidential race
  • Jonathan who has been silent about contesting for the seat in Aso Rock is leaving supporters guessing about his next move
  • It is also not clear at present which party the 64-year-old will be contesting under as suggestions about joining APC is on the card

FCT, Abuja - A stream of protesters was pictured at the Abuja office of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Friday, April 22 demanding his presidential declaration.

The protesters who called themselves the Youth Compatriots of Nigeria were seen with placards and leaflets with inscriptions urging the former president to contest for the presidency in the forthcoming general elections in 2023.

2023 Election, Goodluck Jonathan
Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is said to be leading the public opinion poll ahead of the 2023 election. Photo Credit: (Goodluck Jonathan)
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Jonathan who has been silent over his presidential declaration has been tipped by many political pundits to be one of the top favorites for the Aso Rock seat if he decides to contest.

Recall that some months ago, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) met with the Bayelsa-born politician over a speculated permutation to field him as the flagbearer of the party.

However, gathered that there were no clear details of the closed-door meeting as reports on a possible permutation were all based on speculation.

Speaking at the premises of the office of the former president, the convener of the protesting group Mayor Samuel said the emergence of the incumbent government was due to the fact that Nigerians were deceived and brainwashed.

He said:

“Now, we know better, under Jonathan the minimum wage could buy one or two bags of rice. What do we have today? We are begging President Jonathan to forgive us, we have realized our mistakes, we want him back to complete what he started."

2023: Jonathan reacts to call for presidential declaration

Meanwhile, the former president has issued a swift response to protesters as he addressed them on the latest development.

Jonathan said he will not be making any declaration present stating that processes are ongoing to ensure the time is right for his declaration.

The former president who has been silent about is ambition was greeted in the early hours of Friday, April 22 with a huge crowd appealing to him to contest.

Jonathan holds crucial meeting over 2023 presidency

In another development, reports has indicated that the ex-president is holding a crucial meeting over his presidential ambition.

The 64-year-old has left many guessing his position in the presidential race has he has been silent about a possible interest for the apex seat in Aso Rock.

However, there is a possible declaration on the card in due time as more pressure from supporters forced the crucial meeting.


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