Ex-president Jonathan, APC Northern Governor Hold Private Talk
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan paid a courtesy visit to Nasarawa to see the state governor, Abdullahi Sule
- Jonathan made the visit on Tuesday, December 13, in which also saw the Emir of Lafia, retired Justice Dauda Sidi Bage
- The former Nigeria president said he has a warm reception from the people and state government of Nasarawa
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Lafia, Nasarawa - Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has announced his recent meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state.
Jonathan, via his Facebook page on Tuesday, December 13, said he had a private session with the Nasarawa governor.
The former president also disclosed that he also met with the Emir of Lafia, retired Justice Dauda Sidi Bage.
Jonathan wrote on Facebook:
"Earlier today, I paid a private visit to His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nasarawa State and also made a courtesy call to the Palace of Emir of Lafia, retired Justice Dauda Sidi Bage.
"I thank Governor Sule, His Royal Highness, and the people of Nasarawa State for a warm reception."
2023 presidency: Jonathan finally reveals his position on APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket
The immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, had argued that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)’s same-faith ticket would eventually lead to a lapse in the representation of Nigeria’s religious diversity.
Jonathan said this in an interview published in a book, ‘My Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” presented to the public on Tuesday, December 6.
I am worried about issues of Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket, says Jonathan
Jonathan recalls that the tradition when he was in power was that if the president was a Christian, the vice president would be a Muslim and vice versa.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu spoke on why he picked Shettima despite opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
He said he had considered principles that determine victory in politics with his choice of the former Borno governor.
“All my life, my decision regarding the team around me and those I work with are guided by principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness and adherence to excellence.
“In politics those principles are sacrosanct. They are not negotiable. Without them, there can be no victory or joy."