2023: APC Chieftain Cautions Jonathan Against Joining Race

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Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Garus Gololo, yesterday, cautioned former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan against contesting the 2023 presidential election. Though Gololo admitted that it would be the turn of the South to produce the next president, he said it would certainly not favour Jonathan as it is no longer for South South region.

Gololo, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja said it would be foolhardy for Jonathan to think he could still win any election in Nigeria. Some northern groups and associates of Jonathan in the South, according to some media houses yesterday, had reportedly met in Abuja, while considering drafting the Bayelsa-born politician to gun for 2023 presidency.

Their calculation is that, the presidency can return to the North in 2027 since Jonathan, if he wins in 2023, will be ineligible to contest again. Gololo, while reacting to the development, said such calculation was evil and selfish. He said, "I'm from the North and I want to say it emphatically that power should return to the South in 2023 for eight years.

"Northerners are not the only Nigerians in this country. I can't support such evil and selfish permutations. And for Jonathan, he should rather go and rest. If he dares to contest, we shall do to him what we did in 2015."

Gololo also warned the former President to be weary of some political jobbers who may be muting the idea of drafting him into the contest. He said, "There is nothing wrong in asking someone to come out to contest, but what makes the difference is the votes.

The votes shall decide who becomes the next president and if PDP like, let them give it to Jonathan, same fate shall repeat itself, like in 2015."

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