The former president of Nigerian, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has reportedly joined APC to contest for the president of Nigeria in 2023, after a northern group picked up a ₦100m APC presidential form for the former head of state.
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Daily Trust reliably gathered that two influential governors from the northern part of the country are behind the return bid of Jonathan. Multiple sources, who are in the know, said the two governors, close to Buhari, have secured the buy-in of a section of the presidency to actualize their agenda of drafting the former president into the presidential race.
While one of the governors is from the North West, the other is from the North East geopolitical zone. The two governors have been playing key roles in the affairs of the APC in the last few years.
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Earlier in the month he told some of his supporters who were insisting he should declare to “be on the watch”, a disposition political pundits described as acceptance.
In the last seven years, the former president has not been attending activities of his party. This is just as his romance with President Buhari and top shots of the ruling party takes the centre stage, a development that has pitched him against opposition leaders in the country.