2023: APC Grants Goodluck Jonathan Waiver To Contest Presidential Primary
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has allegedly been granted a waiver by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to run in the party’s next presidential primary.
After meeting with the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, at the former President’s villa in Abuja last week, Anaedoonline.ng discovered that Jonathan was given the waiver.
Adamu is alleged to have met with Jonathan twice in the previous week to reaffirm Jonathan’s willingness to run for president of the APC at the extraordinary National Convention on Sunday.
At his Abuja mansion, the former Nigerian leader also met behind closed doors with Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew.
One of Jonathan’s aides told Newsmen that the ruling party has granted the former President a pass to take part in the presidential primary.
The aide added that the meeting between Jonathan and the APC leaders has yielded positive results within weeks.
He said, “The road is now fully clear, we give God the glory.”
Another source said that “GEJ has finally been given the waiver, he will contest on Sunday.”
It is understood that Jonathan had given the condition that he would only join the race if he was endorsed by the President and supported through a consensus.
Should he be allowed to contest, Jonathan will battle for the APC presidential ticket with the likes of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor Dave Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade, Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Governor Badaru Abubakar, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Ajayi Boroffice and among others.