The Nigerian ruling All Progressive Congress, APC – has revealed that they need former president Goodluck Jonathan, to win 2023 presidential election.
This is made known by APC chieftan, Diekevie Okiogha, in an interview with Plus TV reporter, Jesse Ese in Yenagoa on Tuesday. In the interview, Okiohgha expresses that anyone who have the interest of Nigeria at heart should wait let Jonathan fix the country before coming to contest. Stating that;
“…You see the cry all over, the voice of the people crying he should come onboard. Mind you, the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
This is coming amid controversies and speculations of whether Goodluck Jonathan has joined APC, and if he is willing to contest for 2023 presidential election.
Recently, there has been news of the ruling party, APC seriously lobbying the former president to pick up their presidential ticket for 2023.
During April, some stake holders and elders in the Northern part of Nigerian – secured the party’s presidential ticket with the name of Goodluck Jonathan – which Jonathan, through his media aid, frowned at. There are also claims that Jonathan has joined APC.
On Friday last week, the Federal High Court in Yenagoa pronounced Jonathan eligible to run for 2023 presidential elections, despite section despite some constitutional clauses that questions his eligibility – the same day the APC postponed their presidential primary election to June 6th and 8th respectively.
The APC chieftan revealed that his party knows they have not performed to the level of bringing any body and expect to win election. Adding that APC needs “heavy weight” that can win election and that person is Jonathan.
“Adamu said he has never fail election, and it is true and why has he not fail election? Because of his wisdom. And I know Adamu by now, the chairman of APC, by now must have spotted Goodluck as the only person for now, I’m not saying tomorrow… that they can easily be made the candidate of APC to win election… And if APC make any mistake, PDP is going to take over from them easily.” He said.
Okioha believe that without Goodluck Jonathan, the party will not win the 2023 presidential election, and he advised that APC should never make any mistake of bringing anyone else.
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