2023 Presidency: Atiku, PDP's 'Sins' Against Jonathan Surface

2023 Presidency: Atiku, PDP's 'Sins' Against Jonathan Surface

  • Sources close to Goodluck Jonathan have opened up on how the former president feels towards the PDP and Atiku Abubakar
  • The sources said Jonathan feels disregarded by the party, which they claim has not been bringing the ex-president up to speed in its affairs
  • Also, these sources alleged that Atiku has been distant from Jonathan after he clinched the PDP's presidential ticket

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There are indications that efforts by Atiku Abubakar to get the support of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may not yield desired results.

Sources close to Jonathan told The Cable recently that Atiku's meeting with the former president on Friday, November 18, hit a brick wall. Some of the sins committed against Jonathan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku were reportedly revealed.

Ex-president Joanthan
It was claimed that Jonathan feels left out of happenings in the PDP (Photo: Goodluck Jonathan)
Source: Facebook

PDP's alleged disregard for Jonathan

The sources claimed that Jonathan feels left out of major activities and happenings in the opposition party.

One of the sources said:

“Dr Jonathan has never been invited to the meeting of the Board of Trustees.
“The party has never accorded him the respect of involving him in its activities. Now that the presidential election is close by, Dr Jonathan has suddenly become important.”

Atiku's alleged disrespect towards Jonathan

Moreover, it was gathered that Jonathan reportedly reminded Atiku that he supported him in 2019 but that the PDP candidate stopped picking up his calls after winning the presidential primary.

None of Jonathan's nominees was appointed by PDP, Atiku

Not only that, none of the nominees listed by Jonathan who were appointed as Atiku's campaign team in 2019 got an appointment in the latest council for 2023 polls.

The sources said:

“More so, those nominated by Dr Jonathan into the 2019 presidential campaign council were not appointed. Not a single nominee of his was picked."

On his part, Atiku reportedly said he was not aware of Jonathan’s complaints and that he would relay the issues to the party's leadership.

Atiku's alleged role in Jonathan's 2015 defeat

Atiku was also reminded of the role he played in getting Jonathan and the PDP out of power during the 2015 general elections.

The former vice president was alleged to have worked with some PDP governors to walk out from a PDP national convention back in 2013, a move said to have partly been responsible for the birth of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2023 presidency: Agenda of Atiku, Okowa, Jonathan's meeting surfaces

The vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed what he and Atiku Abubakar discussed with former President Goodluck Jonathan during a recent visit.

On his Facebook page on Friday, November 18, Okowa disclosed that the major point of discussion was how the PDP plans to recover Nigeria come 2023.

The Delta governor wrote on Facebook:

"Last night, alongside our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, we had a great meeting with our former President, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan. There, we discussed our plans to #RecoverNigeria with His Excellency."

Source: Legit.ng

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