The All Progressive Congress (APC) says the former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be given an opportunity to contest for the 2023 presidency election if he joins the party.
The National Secretary, APC Caretaker, and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, made the announcement while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday.
He made this speculation that Jonathan is considering to join the party.
The APC official said that Jonathan will be granted a founding member status if he joins the party.
He however said that this will not be automatic, that he would have to compete with other members of the party before getting the ticket.
John Akpanudoedehe said that welcoming Johnathan will strengthen the party more.
It was said that the last National Executive Council of the party actually gave a blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party and so, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dispelled the reports that Jonathan was about to dump the party for the APC ahead of the 2023 elections.
God forbid that Goodluck Jonathan will join APC – Reno Omokri
The former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri reacted to this rumor of Goodluck Jonathan to defect to the ruling party APC.
Reno Omokri while fielding questions form his followers on Facebook about the speculations, he said that God would forbid that such thing would happen.
He added by describing Jonathan as an honorable man who will never consider bringing such shame on the good name he has made.