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APC: Visit to Jonathan, not for Presidency 2023

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied the widespread rumour about forwarding the former President, President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2023 Presidential election.

This arose last week, when rumours spread that some Northern governors were working hard to ensure that the former president gets the APC Presidential ticket.

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The party clarified that such story does not exist, but just an act of some lazy rumour mongers who go about creating news.

This was further proven, when the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni who is the interim committee chairman of the APC, told the BBC Hausa service that there was nothing like courtship in the matter, as politics is all about actual talking.

“Those peddling such information, they are afraid. But for now, there is nothing in the APC which has anything to do with the aspiration for 2023.”

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“Even if someone wants to base assumption on our recent visit to him on his birthday, we were there because of his capacity as a former President of Nigeria.”

 “Again, even if there is nothing, when we are talking of peaceful coexistence, we must give credit to former President Jonathan on the issue of peace. How he conceded defeat in 2015 and resigned honourably”.

That singular act, has qualified him to be a statesman and now among our fathers.”

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Governor Buni also added that, it is customary to visit one another and exchange pleasantries.

“Our visit to Jonathan was pronounced because of his status as a former president that could be why some may think there was something beneath.”

‘There are numerous of such visits, to leaders of PDP, APC, why are others not being mentioned but Jonathan?”

When asked if the APC would accept Jonathan, if he eventually decides to run for presidency in the coming election in 2023, Buni said that would be a new discussion, entirely.

“Even in America where we got this democracy, I’ve not seen where people are being confined to a limit.”

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