Some governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday visited former President Goodluck Jonathan in his Abuja home on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the governors also used the opportunity of the visit to ask the former President to run for president in 2023 on the platform of the party. It was also gathered that the proposal will satisfy the increasing clamor for a power shift to the South.
According to reports, the move to allow Jonathan to run for President in 2023 was decided by some loyalists to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Also, the group believes that Jonathan would be harmless to their interest and as such the right person to take over from the President.
It was also learned that the reason the group wants Jonathan to succeed Buhari is that he handed over power peacefully and nursed no bitterness against anyone. Also, the group believes that the former President will not be a threat to the interest of the north.
Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe state and acting National Chairman of the APC, led the governors to Jonathan’s residence. David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi who recently defected to the APC from the PDP; Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum; and Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa, were at the meeting. Also in the team was Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, former presidential liaison officer to the national assembly.