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2023 presidency: Jonathan’s posters adorn APC headquarters

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One of the posters

ABUJA – On a day supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan besieged his office in Abuja asking him to contest the 2023 presidential election, his posters adorned the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

The posters, with a big picture of the ex- President in his South-south attire and a bowler hat with the inscription: “Goodluck Jonathan You Must Run”, are occupying a conspicuous position on the wall of the party secretariat.

Our correspondent also noticed the posters on the fence of many buildings, especially the uncompleted ones at Blantyre Street where the APC secretariat is located.

Although nobody was able to ascertain the people that pasted the posters, our correspondent gathered that some young boys were seen pasting the posters.

It will be recalled that the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), along with some APC governors, paid a courtesy visit to the former president, fuelling suspicion of moves to woo Jonathan to the party.

The committee was alleged to have muted the idea of dragging the ex-President to come and contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the APC.

The allegation was refuted by the defunct CECPC. The committee said the then CECPC chairman and the governors only paid a courtesy visit to the elder statesman.

Jonathan on Friday morning gave a hint at the possibility of running in the 2023 presidential election.

He spoke when some of his supporters stormed his Abuja office, asking him to declare for the 2023 presidency without further delay. The former president told them to “watch out”.

The supporters wielded placards and banners with inscriptions such as “Goodluck Jonathan must run for president 2023”, and “Jonathan is our candidate’, among others.

The ex-president went into a closed-door meeting with leaders of the group.

Addressing the supporters after the meeting, Jonathan said the youths should keep getting involved in the political process for a better Nigeria.

The ex-president said: “You are calling me to come and declare for the next election. I cannot tell you I’m declaring. The political process is ongoing, just watch out.

“The key role you must play is to pray that Nigeria gets somebody that carries the young people along; somebody that can also work very hard to see that some of the problems are addressed by the government and I believe collectively, we will work together.”

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