Some supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan today June 3rd besieged the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters to demand that the party adopts the former President as its consensus candidate.
Addressing reporters in front of the APC secretariat in Abuja, Umar Waja, speaking on behalf of the group, said Jonathan would steer the country to the “promised land” if elected president.
“We are calling on President Buhari and the national working committee (NWC) under the distinguished leader of senator Abdullahi Adamu to adopt Goodluck Jonathan as their consensus candidate for the betterment of this country,” Waja said.
We saw what he did during the last six years when he was piloting the affairs of this country. We need him at this crucial time because Nigeria needs to be united and we believe that he will be the only person that will unite this country so that he will take us to the promised land to where we ought to be and where we should be.
Mr President has made it clear that as far the governors are concerned they have adopted their own concept of bringing out their successors so they should also allow him to bring his successor that is why we want Mr President to bring in Jonathan as consensus candidate.
At this crucial time, we know Jonthan will lead this country very well. If Jonathan is the consensus candidate, he will win the election convincingly.”Waja said
In April, the former President distanced himself from a Northern group that purchased the APC presidential form for him. He said the group did not consult him before purchasing the form. He was also not enlisted as one of the Presidential aspirants to appear before the party’s screening committee. The former President not yet indicated any interest to run for President in 2023.