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2023 Election: APC allows ex-president to contest

The All Progressives Congress(APC) has disclosed  that former President, Goodluck Jonathan will be allowed to contest for the office of the president in 2023 if he becomes a member of the party.

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This was made known by the National Secretary, APC Caretaker, and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Wednesday.

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He made this comment while discussing speculations that Jonathan is considering to join the ruling party.

The ex-president will also be granted a founding member status if he joins. He added.

He also made a clarification that Jonathan would not get an automatic ticket as he will vie with other members of the party before getting the ticket.

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“The last National Executive Council of the party actually gave a blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party.”

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“So, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party. It has always been so, so I am not speculating,” he said.

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Written by Ishaq Olakunle

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