2023: Goodluck Jonathan resurfaces in Senegal, fails to deny reported switch to APC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken for the first time since his reported move to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Today, in Dakar, Senegal, at the opening ceremony of a two-day Sub-regional Dialogue on Sustaining Democratic Principles in West Africa, organised by the West African Elders Forum (WAEF).

“I joined other leaders and stakeholders in the sub-region to examine ways of deepening democracy, peaceful transfer of power, improving governance and addressing the issue of unconstitutional change of government in the sub-region,” the former Nigerian president said in a social media message without addressing a claim by the presidency that he has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Also, Jonathan’s loyalist, Reno Omokri, insisted Thursday that the ex-president has not dumped the PDP for the ruling APC.

But one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides, Bashir Ahmad, also on Thursday, said that Jonathan has joined the APC.

Recall that a political coalition identified as ‘Fulani Group’ said it purchased APC’s N100 millon nomination form for Jonathan but the ex-president rejected it.

It was after this open rejection that the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported, Thursday, that Jonathan had switched to the APC to try another run at the presidency in 2023.

But the former president was, as of the time of filing this report, yet to make a definitive statement.

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