Former president Goodluck Jonathan is breaking party lines to support the government of Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has said.
And this is despite Jonathan being a card-carrying member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
APC spokesperson Yekini Nabena made the comment while appearing on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
Also appearing on the show was PDP spokesperson Diran Odeyemi who said a number of APC governors are set to defect to the PDP.
“Goodluck Jonathan has been working for this government,” Nabena said on Friday.
“He has been going to all African countries. If he is not a progressive person, he won’t have been working for this government. So the PDP should also know that.”
Jonathan lost to Buhari in the 2015 general elections, but he has since taken up several diplomatic assignments across the continent.
Recently, the ex-President led talks that helped to de-escalate the crisis in Mali.
Nabena argued that Jonathan’s work is evidence of the APC’s progressive streak.
However, Odeyemi disagreed, reiterating that the APC is set to witness a couple of top defections to the PDP.
“Many APC Governors are talking to us,” Odeyemi said.
“Perhaps Nigerians have not seen the end of these activities. More Governors from APC are coming to join us. And I’m saying it with all emphasis.
“The question we have to ask ourselves is, what has been the achievements of APC now, that will now warrant people to join them, if not for selfish reasons?
“Nigeria knows which party to vote for in 2023 and that’s what we rely on,” he said.