A Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday confirmed that former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is a member of the party.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Jonathan dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC immediately after the short-lived triumph of David Lyon, the APC candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state. The Chairman of the APC in Ogbia ward 13, Igori Freedom, confirmed this to Daily Trust this morning.
“I know too well that Jonathan registered with APC, but registration is not about publishing to the whole world. The register was with me, it was not only him that registered during that period,” Freedom said.
This newspaper had reported on Wednesday night that Jonathan has finally made up his mind to vie for the presidency in 2023.
It is understood that the ex-Nigerian leader was expected to submit his completed APC expression of interest and nomination forms bought for him earlier in the week by Fulani groups and pastoralist communities later today (Thursday).