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Jonathan officially joins APC in Bayelsa ward

Jonathan officially joins APC in Bayelsa ward

Former Nigeria president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to recontest for president in 2023.

Jonathan on Wednesday disowned a nomination form purportedly procured for him by a coalition of northern socio-cultural groups, basically of Fulani extraction.

The News Agency of Nigeria however quoted a credible source in Jonathan’s camp to have said the former president has finally decided to vie for the top office again.

The source told NAN that the former president has formally joined the APC after registering at his Otuoke Ward in Bayelsa.

He is expected to submit the duly filled forms on Thursday.

“Several bigwigs of the party have also been calling Jonathan to pledge their loyalty and support,” the source said.

The source told NAN political correspondent late on Wednesday that some influential African leaders had called Mr Jonathan earlier on Monday to advise him “to contest the election in the interest of Nigeria”.

“At least three top African leaders called the former president on the matter. They all urged him to run.

According to the source, some of the African leaders told Jonathan that Nigeria was passing through challenging times and in need of “a unifier like Jonathan at this time’’.

The source did not disclose the names of the African leaders.

 

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