2023 Presidency: We’ll Give Jonathan Chance To Contest – APC

2023 Presidency We’ll Give Jonathan Chance To Contest - APC
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that former President, Goodluck Jonathan will be given an opportunity to contest for the 2023 presidency if he joins the ruling party.

The National Secretary, APC Caretaker, and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, made this disclosure while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York.

He said this when asked about the rumours that Jonathan is considering to join the ruling party.

The APC official also said the ex-president will be granted a founding member status if he joins.

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He, however, said the opportunity that will be given to Jonathan is not automatic, noting that he would compete with other members of the party before getting the ticket.

Akpanudoedehe said, ‘I am hearing that for the first time that we are expecting the former President. That will be great news. We will welcome him; that will also strengthen the party.

‘The last National Executive Council of the party actually gave a blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party.

‘So, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party. It has always been so, so I am not speculating,’ he added.

Chairman of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, and some APC governors had unprecedently visited the ex-President in November 2020.

However, the Peoples Democratic Party at that time dispelled reports that Jonathan was about to dump the party for the APC ahead of the 2023 elections.

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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