2023 Election: Jonathan’s candidacy in APC uncertain

Support groups working for some presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress are not in support of consultations between former President Goodluck Jonathan and some leaders of the APC.

Consultations are allegedly ongoing for Jonathan to emerge as the presidential candidate.

Groups loyal to presidential aspirants of the party, including the APC National leader and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; in separate interviews with reporters, dismissed the consensus plot for the ex-President.

It was also gathered that those who were behind the plot and some members of the National Working Committee of the party feared that it might not sail through.

It was learned that although the plan had been announced, opposition to it was already swelling among members.

A member of the APC National Executive Committee, who confided in one of our correspondents, said all presidential aspirants were aware of the plan to bring Jonathan in as the consensus candidate.

The party chieftain stated, “I can tell you they are facing a tough task as far as Jonathan is concerned. Although from his body language, one can see that Jonathan is interested. However, his backers in the APC are confused about how to launder the public image of Jonathan whom they painted incompetent and clueless in 2015.

“Another tough task the party may face is how it will convince other aspirants like Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amaechi, Umahi, and Bello to step down. Many members are not happy with the plot and are ready to shoot it down.”



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