Former President Goodluck Jonathan has responded to a crowd of Nigerian youths that gathered at his Abuja home on Friday requesting him to declare his interest to run for president in the 2023 elections in Nigeria.
Recall that Jonathan also won an online poll conducted by REPORT AFRIQUE where the public voted on Twitter and on the REPORT AFRIQUE website for their best choice for the 2023 presidency.
In a clear response, Jonathan told the young Nigerians at his home that he was not declaring for 2023. He then encouraged youths to take up interest in elective positions a the grounds have been cleared for youths to contest for any position in government.
‘If you are calling me to come and declare for next elections, I cannot tell you i am declaring.’ The former president added.
This statement should put an end to months of speculations about his political future.
Group Asks Jonathan to Dump PDP for APC
A group known as Citizens Network for Peace and Development (CNPD) also called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to run for the office of president in the 2023 general elections on Thursday.
The group also asked Mr Jonathan to dump his party, PDP, and join forces with President Muhammadu Buhari in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to achieve this goal. This is even as it asked the latter to support the former president.
The call comes amid speculations that the former president is nursing another presidential ambition. Speculations that were doused by jonathan’s response to a crowd of youth who stormed his residence asking him to run in the 2023 elections.