2023 Presidency: After APC's Alleged Moves to Woo Goodluck Jonathan, Top PDP Governor Visits Former President

2023 Presidency: After APC's Alleged Moves to Woo Goodluck Jonathan, Top PDP Governor Visits Former President

  • Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in his Abuja home
  • The between the two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains took place in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 17
  • An aide to the governor said that both politicians were in a closed-door meeting for about 40 minutes

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday, May 17, visited the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan in his Maitama residence in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that the visit to the former president is in line with the Peoples Democratic Party's preparation to strengthen its political efforts ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Samuel Ortom, Goodluck Jonathan, Abuja, PDP, 2023 presidential election
Governor Samuel Ortom met with former President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo: Nathaniel Ikyur
Source: UGC

The chief press secretary to the Benue state governor, Nathaniel Ikyur, in a statement seen by Legit.ng stated that Jonathan and Ortom met behind closed doors for more than 40 minutes.

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Ikyur added that the duo had frank discussions although none of them spoke to the press after their meeting.

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The statement noted that the former president and Ortom were beaming with smiles and exchanging pleasantries with everyone on the governor's entourage.

It read:

"It is believed that the fortunes of the PDP and the victory of the party in the forthcoming general elections may have been central in their discussions.
2023 presidency, Goodluck Jonathan, PDP, Samuel Ortom
Goodluck Jonathan and Ortom were in a closed-door meeting at the former's residence for about 40 minutes. Photo: Nathaniel Ikyur
Source: UGC

Some of the Governors aides who accompanied him included Dr James Anbua, Principal Special Assistant, Hon. Steven Amase, Principal Private Secretary to the Governor and Hon. Abrahams Kwaghngu, Principal Special Assistant on Special Duties, Director, Benue State Liaison among others."

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Source: Legit.ng

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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