YENAGOA – Ahead of the convention this weekend of the ruling All Progressives (APC) to choose its presidential flag bearer for the 2023 election, a federal high court in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has cleared former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2023 presidential contest.
The court gave the ruling on the eve of the ruling party’s presidential contest.
Jonathan has been linked to the APC presidential race as a group purchased the N100 million forms for him.
However, there have been different positions on his eligibility for the 2023 presidential election.
But on Friday, the court held that Jonathan, who lost the 2015 election to President Muhammadu Buhari, could still vie for the highest office in the land.
One Andy Solomon had approached the court praying that he (Jonathan) is “pre-eminently constitutionally, morally and legally qualified to contest the 2023 presidential election.”
The case with suit no FHC/YNG/CS/2022 has Andy Solomon as the plaintiff and the former president and two others as defendants.