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Nigeria 2023: Goodluck Jonathan to consider joining APC

By Akin Irede
Posted on Friday, 10 September 2021 13:06

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo)

Amid reports of his plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), former President Goodluck Jonathan has legal hurdles he must scale in the race for the 2023 presidency.

On 1 September, Yemi Akinwonmi, the acting national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led party officials to the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan, with the sole aim of convincing him not to join All Progressives Congress, the ruling party, which has been trying to convince him to do so.

Earlier in February, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is the chairman of the PDP’s national reconciliation and strategy committee, had also visited Jonathan, pleading with him not to leave the party.