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Jonathan bows, declares for presidency under APC

President Goodluck Jonathan has formally defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to re-contest for President in 2023, in response to stories.

This comes hours after disowning a nomination kind purportedly procured for him by a northern group.

Following stories {that a} coalition of northern socio-cultural teams, principally of Fulani extraction, bought N100 million nomination and expression of curiosity types of the APC for the previous President to contest for President once more in 2023, Jonathan swiftly rejected the presidential kind bought for him on Monday.

Though his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, stated it was an insult for the group to have purchased him the shape with out his permission, the News Agency of Nigeria, citing a reputable supply in Jonathan’s camp, stated the previous President has lastly determined to vie for the highest workplace once more.

Jonathan misplaced to the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The supply, who spoke on situation of anonymity, instructed NAN that the previous president has formally joined the APC after registering at his Otuoke Ward in Bayelsa.

He is anticipated to submit the duly crammed types on Thursday.

“Several bigwigs of the occasion have additionally been calling Jonathan to pledge their loyalty and help to the previous president,’’ the supply stated.

The supply instructed NAN political correspondent late on Wednesday that some influential African leaders had known as Mr Jonathan earlier on Monday to advise him “to contest the election in the interest of Nigeria”.

“At least three prime African leaders known as the previous president on the matter. They all urged him to run.

“One of them particularly instructed him that it didn’t make sense travelling throughout Africa settling disputes solely to draw back from management accountability in his house nation.

“Another reminded him of the implication of failing to put the experiences he garnered as a former Nigerian president and as a continental statesman to good use,” the supply additionally stated.

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According to the supply, among the African leaders instructed Jonathan that Nigeria was passing via difficult occasions and in want of “a unifier like Jonathan right now’’.

The supply didn’t disclose the names of the African leaders.

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