Ruling Party, The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan would be accepted, welcomed, and allowed to run for the presidency in 2023 under its platform if he decides to decamp. National Secretary of the party, Senator John Akpanudoedehe made this revelation on Wednesday whilst reacting to the question of APC wooing GEJ to join its platform and become the Presidential candidate for 2023.
Akpanudoedehe said, “I am hearing that for the first time that we are expecting the former President. That will be great news. We will welcome him; that will also strengthen the party.
“The last National Executive Council (NEC) of the party actually gave blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party.
“So, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party. It has always been so, so I am not speculating.”
Akpanudoedehe also revealed that more governors from the Peoples Democratic Party are expected to join the APC before the end of the year.
However, to debunk such a story, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan has described the possibility of Jonathan and other PDP governors joining APC as a figment of the imagination and mere speculations.
Ologbondiyan, in his response, said: “Speculations that our former President and some of our governors are joining the APC remain what they are, speculations that exist in the figment of the imagination of the authors of such baseless speculations.”