Goodluck Jonathan
2023 Presidency: Goodluck Jonathan not to contest for presidency under APC

It has been confirmed that Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.

Apparently, the object of that meeting was to sound out Jonathan in advance of the 2023 general election.

Jonathan was elected president in 2011 and lost president Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

There is speculation, however, that he is still fit to run, having served just one term of four years in office.

Ilemona Onoja, a lawyer based in Abuja, does not agree with that.

Onoja believes the constitution does not support a Jonathan presidency.

In June 2018, Buhari signed into law a bill that limits a vice-president or deputy governor who completes the terms of their principals, to seeking reelection only once more.

Onoja feels that even if the constitution has to be amended for the sole purpose, “it’s not a small matter. They need 24 states. They don’t have it.”

According to him, “they are visiting GEJ to enable them to penetrate the Niger Delta.”

Onoja, a former spokesperson of the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Campaign Organization (ABSCO), also feels that even Jonathan himself will not agree to run under APC.

“It won’t even work. I don’t even think he himself will agree.

“Far too many major political players suddenly get their aspirations terminated, even within the APC,” he added.

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