Senator Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central legislator, has urged former President Goodluck Jonathan not to be exploited and abandoned.
With insinuations that Jonathan is under pressure to run for president in 2023, the former congressman spoke against the backdrop of emerging events and their repercussions.
According to many reports, certain members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are hell-bent on electing Jonathan as the party’s presidential candidate in 2023 so that the north can reclaim power after four years.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the former President would have to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the APC in order for this to happen.
Sani cautioned Jonathan not to fool himself or allow others to deceive him on his Twitter account on Monday.
“GEJ should neither deceive himself or allow others to deceive him,” he wrote.
Despite the escalating political turmoil, Naija News reports that Jonathan addressed fans who have been clamouring for him to run for president in 2023 on Friday.
He told the protestors who invaded his private office in Abuja to demand that he declare for the president in 2023 that the political process is still on, and that they should simply wait and see what happens.
He specifically emphasized that he is unable to tell them whether or not he would run for president in 2023.
He said this while addressing a group of supporters including women and youths who came with posters to his office in Abuja bearing inscriptions such as “Goodluck Jonathan, you must run”, “We need you to restore Nigeria.”
Jonathan said: “Yes you are calling me to come and declare for the next election, I cannot tell I’m declaring. The political process is ongoing just watch out. The key role you must play is that Nigeria must get somebody that will carry young people along.”
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