2023: APC Will Not Field Goodluck JonathanFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Thursday, February 4th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked claims that it intends to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate in 2023.
There has been a rumour that some Northern APC Governors visited Jonathan and urged him to contest for the party’s ticket in 2023.
Reacting, , the interim committee Chairman of the party, , Mai Mala Buni, debunked the reports.
According to Buni, those peddling such information are afraid.
He said: “Those peddling such information are afraid. But for now, there is nothing in the APC which has anything to do with the aspiration for 2023.
“Even if someone wants to base the assumption on our recent visit to him during his birthday, we were there because of his status as a former president of Nigeria.
“Again, even when we are talking of peaceful coexistence, we must give credit to former President Jonathan on the issue of peace.
“How he accepted defeat in 2015 and resigned to fate. That has qualified him to be a statesman, and he is now among our fathers.”
Buni who also doubles as the Governor of Yobe State stated that some party faithfuls visited Jonathan just to exchange pleasantries.
He added: “Our visit to Jonathan was because of his status as a former president, that could be why some may think there was something beneath.
“There are numerous of such visits, to leaders of PDP, APC, why are others not being mentioned but Jonathan?”
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