Former President Goodluck Jonathan has picked up the expression of interest and nomination papers to run on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 presidential election (APC).
Monday evening, a group from the north picked up the forms for Jonathan at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.
Jonathan has not yet announced his defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the Republican Party of Canada (RPC).
When the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua passed away in 2010, he assumed power and won the 2011 election.
In 2015, he lost reelection to President Muhammadu Buhari and conceded defeat prior to the official tally of election results.
Two key northern governors are supporting Jonathan’s bid for re-election, according to information obtained by the Daily Trust.
According to multiple knowledgeable sources, the two governors loyal to Buhari have acquired the support of a portion of the administration to implement their plan to draught the former president into the presidential contest.
While one of the governors is from the North West geopolitical zone, the other is from the North East.
In recent years, the two governors have played crucial roles in the affairs of the APC.
Earlier in the month, he advised those of his fans who insisted he declare his candidacy to “be on the lookout,” a stance political analysts characterised as acceptance.
In the past seven years, the former president has not attended any party events. This comes as his relationship with President Buhari and prominent members of the ruling party gains prominence, pitting him against opposition leaders in the country.