Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been welcomed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he chose to join the party.
Jonathan, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe GCFR, GCON (born November 20, 1957) is a Nigerian politician who served as the country’s president from 2010 to 2015. He was the first incumbent President in Nigerian history to concede defeat in an election after losing to former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 under Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s administration, and as Governor of oil-rich Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
According to Akpanudoedehe, Jonathan, like every other new member, will be given the same rights and advantages as all other members, regardless of when they joined.
He said this in response to a question about whether rumors that the party was courting Jonathan to join and run for president in the 2023 general elections were true.
I don’t want to speculate. Everyone is allowed to join the APC, we welcome everyone who wants to join. We are getting stronger in terms of our progressive agenda. I’m hearing that for the first time, if he comes, we will welcome him, that will be great news.
The last National Executive Committee meeting gave a blanket approval to everyone who wants to join the party and anyone who joins the party has the right to aspire for any office,” Akpanudoedehe said.
Akpanudoedehe also said APC was expecting more governors from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join before December.