2023 Presidential Election: Goodluck Jonathan Concludes Plans To Dump PDP For APC
Jonathan Set To Join APC, Based on Northern Caliphate Assurance
There are growing reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan will defect to the All Democratic Congress ahead of the 2023 presidential election (APC).
The most recent of these is found in a declaration by the Movement For The Actualization Of A Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) claiming that Jonathan was assured of the Northern Caliphate’s support for him to return to power in 2023.
The MASSOB declaration, signed by its chairman, Comrade Uchenna Madu, and made available to newsmen, noted that the political arrangements for the defection were already in top gear. It cautioned, however, that the southeast would not support the move. “The declaration noted: “Because of the pledge and assurances given to him by the Northern caliphate, Goodluck Jonathan would soon declare for APC.
Since Nigeria is heavily pregnant, these political agreements and policies will fail, only the people of Southeast will decide whether she will live or die because we hold Nigeria’s lifewire.” “MASSOB is not against APC, nor does it support PDP.
In both the APC and the PDP, we have respected Igbo leaders who we regard equally. APC and PDP do not drive the citizens of the South East to the wall because Ndigbo maintains Nigeria’s existence and destruction.” “Nigeria’s political future can no longer be determined by the Northern Caliphate again. They will be proved wrong by the political reality of 2023 because Ndigbo will take another political level to decide the next move for Nigeria.
The statement added that, as part of plans to create a strong APC base for Jonathan, the former Aviation Minister would also switch to the APC. It further stated that Fani-Kayode will then turn support to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is also said to be in the race for the presidential ticket, if Jonathan fails to clinch the 2023 presidential ticket.
The journey of Fani-Kayode to APC is primarily to help and campaign for Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition as a fellow Yoruba man. They are also working seriously to persuade other top Yoruba leaders, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wole Soyinka, to support Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition in favor of the political interest of Yoruba in Nigeria.
“The second reason for the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode to APC is to campaign for former President Goodluck Jonathan if the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu fails,” the party noted.
Meanwhile, former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh says the opposition party is out of its current mess.
He said this on Thursday while hosting members of the National Working Committee of the party who paid him a courtesy visit to his residence in Abuja.
The PDP chief thanked the leadership of the party for the visit and commended the committee headed by Uche Secondus for standing by him during his trial.
Metuh, who had just returned from the United Kingdom where he had gone for medical care, said the PDP remains the viable choice for Nigeria to restore hope and revamp Nigeria’s confidence in the nation.