PDP finally reacts to rumour that Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan join APC
Nigeria’s lead opposition party, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally reacted to the rumour that Former President Goodluck Jonathan has defected to All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to the party, the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has not joined the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC).
There have been speculations that the former president is being wooed by the APC ahead of the 2023 elections.
Nabena who hails from Bayelsa state said there is no iota of truth in such speculation to the best of his knowledge.
“As at this moment, there is nothing like that. If the former President Jonathan decides to join the APC, it can’t be a hidden event. We will naturally celebrate it,” Nabena said.
“As a chieftain of the APC, I am aware that anybody who wants to join the party would start from the ward level. To the best of my knowledge as a Bayelsan, I am not aware of anything like that yet.”
Good luck Jonathan served as Nigeria’s president from May 2010 till May 2015 on the platform of the PDP. Ologbondiyan admitted that the defection rumour was in circulation but reiterated that the party has not received any official confirmation.
Meanwhile, a former national chairman of the PDP, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, has advised not to join the APC. Nwodo claimed that defection will destroy what is left of the former president’s integrity.
According to him, the APC destroyed Jonathan in all their actions. He added that he would be extremely disappointed if Jonathan joins the ruling party.