2023: APC Makes U-turn, Reveals Why Jonathan Can’t Be Given Presidential Ticket
Last month, rumours circulated on social media that APC stalwarts had contacted former President Goodluck Jonathan to join the party and select the party’s presidential ticket.
However, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Advisory Council in Oyo state, has stated that former President Goodluck Jonathan cannot be the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections if he eventually joins.
The former governor of Oyo state, who stated this while appearing on Agidigbo 88.5 FM in Ibadan, said that in the APC, some people are currently in line for the 2023 Presidential ticket.
Otunba Alao-Akala emphasized that Jonathan, like many other Nigerians, is free to join the APC but not to run as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, as some have suggested.
“I am not saying Jonathan can’t join APC but he can’t be president under APC in 2023. I’m not saying Jonathan can’t be president but it can never be under APC in 2023 because some people are on the queue already,” he said
The former governor of Oyo state stated that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and others, are capable of being president, but that he does not have a choice at this time.
“The wish of the party is my command and the party has not decided yet, I’m not recommending or supporting anybody for now, until the party decides,” he said.
Otunba Alao-Akala, on the other hand, urged the people of Oyo state to continue supporting Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration because “his success is everyone’s success and his failure is everyone’s failure.”
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