PDP Speaks On Former President Jonathan Joining APC
Former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan has spoken on contesting 2023 election after meeting APC governors.


NewsOne Nigeria reports that the immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed that his meeting with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not political.

The former President, who received the APC governors in his Abuja home, denied the allegations that the APC governors’ visit was to persuade him to join the party ahead of the 2023 presidential election.


Making this disclosure in a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, his media aide, former President Jonathan who discarded the rumor revealed that he had no intention to join the ruling APC or contest in the 2023 Presidential election.

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The former President said the APC governors’ visit was to celebrate him and not for any political party affair.


“PDP governors also visited him; it was not only APC governors. Governor Bala Muhammad was there. They visited him as a father and statesman to celebrate with him; it was not a political party affair.

“Anything you are hearing about 2023 is a rumour and we don’t have time to be responding to rumours; the former president is a very busy person to be listening to rumours,” the statement read.

NewsOne Nigeria published a report about the meeting between the former president who is a chieftain of the PDP and the leadership of the APC on Saturday.

Leading the APC governors on the visit to the former president’s house in Abuja was the  chairman of APC Caretaker Committee and the governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.



Reacting to the development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party in a statement said that the visit was an indication that it (PDP) was the solution to the problem brought upon the country by President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration.

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