- The presidential candidate of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja
- Tinubu met with Jonathan alongside his running mate, Kashim Shettima, and some APC governors
- Details of the meeting are not yet available at the time of this report even though it may be about the 2023 presidential election
FCT, Abuja - Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, August 30, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Tinubu was accompanied to Jonathan’s residence in Abuja by Kashim Shettima, APC vice-presidential candidate; Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun; Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau; and Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, among others, TheCable reported.
Apart from a picture that surfaced online following the meeting, details of what was discussed are not yet known.
Recall that APC stalwarts made efforts to woo the former president to the ruling party before the ruling party's presidential primary.
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Amid the political intrigues, a northern coalition bought the APC presidential expression of interest and nomination forms for Jonathan.
The former president, however, turned down the gesture and denied approving the purchase. He also failed to show up for the screening exercise of presidential candidates of the ruling party.
2023 election: Jonathan urges politicians to be responsible
Meanwhile, Nigerian politicians, especially those vying for one political office or the other, have been urged to ensure they are responsible in the quest to achieve their ambition.
Former president Jonathan made the plea, saying it is important for the politicians to be mindful of Nigeria's corporate existence in their strive to win political office seats.
Jonathan also urged the politicians and their supporters alike to ensure that they put Nigeria first while prioritising the well-being of Nigerians in their campaigns and other electioneering activities for the 2023 general elections.
Avoid politics of divisiveness, Jonathan congratulates presidential flagbearers
In a similar development, Jonathan congratulated all Presidential flag bearers of political parties ahead of the 2023 general election.
Those he congratulated include Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, Malik Ado-Ibrahim among others.
He urged them to go about their campaigns in an orderly manner devoid of violence and other forms of acrimony and divisiveness.