2023 election | Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan rejects APC

Goodluck Jonathan: Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan rejected a presidential nomination form, stating that it was purchased without his consent.

A group of supporters from northern Nigeria had bought nomination forms for Jonathan to take constituent in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s primary elections scheduled for later this month.

The form was for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that defeated Mr Jonathan in 2015 after he had been in power for five years.

It is common for Nigerian politicians switch sides during elections, but it would have been a surprising about-turn if the APC had decided to adopt a candidate it once derided as incompetent when he was president.

But according to a statement by the president’s former spokesperson, Mr. Jonathan “was not aware of this offer and did not authorize it”.

“We desire to state that if the former president wanted to contest an election, he would make his intentions clear to the public and will not enter through the back door,” it said.

Nigeria’s main political parties are required to hold their primaries later this month to meet the election commission’s dateline of 3 June for the submission of their candidates for the February 2023 election.

Presidential Form

2023 Presidential Form It costs 100m Naira (about $240,000; £195,000) to purchase the APC’s nomination papers.

Whoever gets the APC’s nomination for the election will expect a stiff contest from the PDP.

2023 Nigerian Presidential aspirants:

Its aspiring candidates such as

  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; 
  • Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the party and former Lagos governor;
  • Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State;
  • Tunde Bakare, the overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church;
  • Ibikunle Amosun, a serving senator and Former governor of Ogun State. Etc.

Popular Aspirant at Northern | Southern Nigeria

Potential candidates such as Peter Obi, former Deputy President Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike are extremely popular, especially in southern Nigeria.

Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan

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