Former President Goodluck Jonathan Denies Plan To Join Apc

By The Nigeria Voice

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is not planning to defect to All Progressives Congress (APC), his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, has said.

Speculation over the former president’s moves to defect to the ruling party to contest for president in 2023 has been rife.

His frequent visit to Aso Rock Villa lately was believed to be part of the move for the former president to exit his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general elections.

However, Eze said, “Defection issue and presidential ambition are all rumours. It has no foundation. We do not want to be reacting to such (things) again. We have issued statements on this before.

“Former President Jonathan went to the Villa to brief the President on the forthcoming ECOWAS meeting in Ghana. The meeting will discuss the political happenings in Mali. So, as a special envoy, he was at the Presidential Villa to brief President Buhari.

“There are issues in Mali and at the forthcoming meeting, ECOWAS leaders are to look at the transition timetable proposed by the Malian rulers and take a position on it. It is also at this meeting that a decision would be taken on whether to sanction the Malian military ruler or not. This is the issue that took oga (Jonathan) to the villa.”