In spite of reports that prompt past president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, is out of the race for the official ticket of the decision All reformists Congress, APC, since he didn’t present his selection structure, Vanguard accumulated yesterday that he is still in the race.
Sources said he presented his appearance of interest and assignment structures to the party. Be that as it may, party pioneers couldn’t affirm, yesterday, assuming he has left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the APC.
A few heads of the PDP, drove by Lead representative Samuel Ortom of Benue State, from the get-go in the week, met Jonathan to persuade him to stay in the PDP and go to the party’s official show on Saturday.
The transition to remember Jonathan for the race, sources said, the previous evening, was halfway answerable for the much-deferred screening of APC official wannabes.
Aside from the issue of raising a seven-man screening board to be led by the Public Director, Representative Abdullahi Adamu, the board must be given a rundown of hopefuls to be screened.
It was likewise accumulated that the bid by a strong Northern political pioneers to draft Jonathan into the administration of Nigeria in 2023 is picking up speed, with the underwriting of the thought by a cross-segment of Northern political partners.
Vanguard anyway scholarly last evening that albeit the thought has been pushed to President Muhammadu Buhari by his partners in crime, he has neither dismissed nor transparently embraced it as of the hour of composing this report.
A source near Jonathan’s camp affirmed to Vanguard that the bid by Jonathan to fly the APC banner in the 2023 official political decision is on the course yet declined to give subtleties of the cycle and who the advertisers are.
The source was certain that excepting any unexpected political turn of events, Jonathan could arise the agreement up-and-comer of the APC and win the following year’s official survey with a significant space.
The source said: “There have been a progression of political partners’ commitment and a lot more are as yet being held in a bid to conclude the subtleties of the cycle and we are sure Jonathan will arise the competitor of the party.
“In spite of the fact that there have been some ever changing improvements connecting with the undertaking, there is clear expectation now since the fundamental contacts have been made and are as yet being made to propel the reason for the previous Nigerian pioneer.
Why Jonathan is still in the race
Another source let Vanguard know how and why Jonathan is still in the race.
“They (Administration Secrecy) convinced him that he is the anointed one. He got the designation structure yet when he was unable to get any assurance from President Buhari, he delayed.
”The party made space for the individuals who gathered the structures late to fill and submit. Jonathan exploited the window and presented the structures.
“The secrecy endured. A wide range of partners’ gatherings were held to.