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Why Goodluck Jonathan Cannot Run For President In 2023



Why Goodluck Jonathan Can Not Run For President In 2023

Reports have it that APC Governors have met former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja to convince him to run in 2023 under the APC.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that there is talk that he is still qualified to run having only spent one term of four years in office.

Goodluck Jonathan who became President after Yar’Adua died and also won the 2011 presidential election . He lost in 2015 to incumbent president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

Ilemona Onoja, a lawyer based in Abuja, does not agree with that.

Onoja believes the constitution does not support a Jonathan presidency.

In June 2018, Buhari signed into law a bill that limits a vice-president or deputy governor who completes the terms of their principals, to seeking reelection only once more.

Onoja feels that even if the constitution has to be amended for the sole purpose, “it’s not a small matter. They need 24 states. They don’t have it.”

According to him, “they are visiting GEJ to enable them to penetrate the Niger Delta.”

Onoja, a former spokesperson of the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Campaign Organization (ABSCO), also feels that even Jonathan himself will not agree to run under APC.

“It won’t even work. I don’t even think he himself will agree.

“Far too many major political players suddenly get their aspirations terminated, even within the APC,” he added.

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.